SS8H11: Role of Georgia in the modern Civil Rights Movement

Primary Sources

Use the links at the bottom of the thumbnails to see the original item on the relevant site or to download a PDF. For a full bibliography of sources for this set, see the teacher guide. Continue to page two for other literary and informational texts and  links to relevant websites.

Issues of the Red and Black, the University of Georgia’s student newspaper, from January 1961. The paper covers the integration of the University with the admission of Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter.
Click on the links below to see the full issue on the Digital Library of Georgia.
January 5, 1961
January 9, 1961
January 10, 1961
January 11, 1961

Selection of items from the A. Pratt Adams, Jr. collection. A. Pratt Adams, Jr. played an important role during the desegregation of Savannah in the 1960s. Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society
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Selection of items from the Ethel Hyer family papers, Ethel Hyer was the first woman to serve as president of the Rome Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People . Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society
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WSB-TV newsfilm clip of civil rights leaders, including MLK, Jr., promoting nonviolence in a poolroom in Albany, Georgia, 1962 July 25, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection, The University of Georgia Libraries
Link to film at the Civil Rights Digital Library

WSB-TV newsfilm clip of African American students arriving on campus as well as the reaction of white students at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, 1961 January 9. Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection , The University of Georgia Libraries.
Link to film at Civil Rights Digital Library