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Civil Rights Movement collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS748f

Scope and Content

This collection contains fliers, pamphlets, mailouts, and statements from the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia. Subjects addressed in the documents include racial relations in the south, school segregation, African-American voting, civil rights demonstrations, and memorials to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Some materials in this collection pre-date the recognized beginning of the Civil Rights Movement, in 1954. Of particular note is a handbill from Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) to boycot Macy's to end discrimination, and vol. 4, no. 7 of New South that documents a lynching in Irwinton, Georgia. Also of note are postersfrom the Marion Urban League (signed by Julian Bond), Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Southwide March for Peace, and National Urban League.


  • 1934-1991, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.


6 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Civil Rights Movement collection
Kelley Warrington
March 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305