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Rev. Frank Dukes : Selective Buying Campaign

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Title:Rev. Frank Dukes : Selective Buying Campaign
Date:193-/1962
Description:

In 1962, Miles College student Frank Dukes helped organize and participated in a selective buying campaign in Birmingham, Alabama. By boycotting downtown businesses that discriminated against them, African Americans used buying power as political leverage in the struggle for equality. In this interview, Dukes describes his role in the grassroots effort that shook Birmingham's economy.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

Lesson plans using this resource: Campaigns for Economic Freedom.

A transcript of the Quicktime movie is available.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Interviews | Oral histories | Transcripts | Videorecordings | Fliers (printed material)
Subjects:Shuttlesworth, Fred L., 1922-2011 | Connor, Eugene, 1897-1973 | Dukes, Frank | Pitts, Lucius Hosley, 1922-1991 | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | African American college students--Alabama--Birmingham | Civil rights demonstrations--Alabama--Birmingham | Boycotts--Alabama--Birmingham | Petitions--Alabama--Birmingham | Mass meetings--Alabama--Birmingham | Discrimination in public accommodations--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham | Segregation--Alabama--Birmingham | Students--Alabama--Birmingham | Minorities--Education | Social justice--Alabama--Birmingham | Birmingham (Ala.)--Race relations | African American soldiers | African American college students--Alabama--Birmingham | Equality | Fairfield Industrial High School (Ala.) | 11th Commandment (Birmingham, Ala.) | Miles College | Birmingham, Ala. Chamber of Commerce | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights | Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka | United States. GI Bill | Fairfield (Ala.) | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.)
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Frank Dukes | Birmingham Civil Rights Institute | Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
Online Publisher:[Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Educational Foundation | 2002/2008
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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