- New Georgia Encyclopedia
- Integration of Atlanta Schools
- City of Atlanta; City School Integration; Press conference at City Hall, Box LBCB25, Envelope 43, Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection, 1920-1976, Special Collections Department & Archives, Georgia State University, Atlanta.
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Segregation in education--Georgia--Atlanta
Segregation in education--Law and legislation--Georgia--Atlanta
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- black-and-white photographs
- Reporters gather at Atlanta's city hall on August 30, 1961, the day that the city's schools were officially integrated. The recommendations of the Sibley Commission to the state legislature in 1960 contributed to the desegregation of schools across Georgia.
Photograph of members of the press gathered at the Atlanta, Georgia city hall on August 30, 1961, the day that the city's schools were officially integrated. Approximately twenty members of the press stand around a podium behind which five men in dark suits stand. Two American flags stand behind them. A table in the center of the room holds a typewriter.
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Special Collections & Archives, Georgia State University Library
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Forms part of: New Georgia Encyclopedia
Lane Brothers Commercial Photographers Photographic Collection
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- New Georgia Encyclopedia (Project)