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Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement Information

Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement

The Web site is phase one of a planned three-phase project on civil rights, undertaken by the Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education (ARCHE), which "highlights Atlanta's role in the movement from 1940 to 1970, provides a timeline of key events, and offers information on other civil rights printed and online resources." It documents the role played by churches, businesses, and social and economic institutions on Auburn Avenue as well as the colleges and universities of the Atlanta University Center in fostering and encouraging black leadership and activism in the civil rights movement in Atlanta. Four phases in Atlanta civil rights history are shown: Gradualism and negotiation (1940-1949); Retrenchment and redirection (1950-1959); Direct action and integration (1960-1965); and The Quest for black power (1966-1970). The site "provides a first-ever searchable inventory of special collections containing material on the movement found at ARCHE's member institutions and affiliated libraries/archives."

Homepage:
http://www.atlantahighered.org/civilrights/