Home » Item Display

The Brotherhood March

Click here to view the item (new window)
Type: StillImage | Photographs
Creator: Unknown
Title: The Brotherhood March
Date: 1987
Description: View of the Georgia National Guard standing in front of a hardware store in Cumming, Georgia during an event known as the Brotherhood March.

Local identification number: VIS 158.18.16

The Brotherhood March was organized by Charles Blackburn, Dean Carter, and Hosea Williams and held in January 1987 in Forsyth County to demonstrate racial progress in the area. The march was met with much resistance by the predominantly white residents. Two marches took place; one on January 17, during which a significant number of arrests were made. The second march took place on January 24, 1987 and was much larger, attracting thousands of supporters from across the country.

Local identification number: ahc158018016a.jpg

Subjects: Military organizations--Georgia | Military personnel | Military uniforms--1970-1980--United States | Stores and shops--Georgia | Weapons | National Guard Association of Georgia | Cumming (Ga.) | Forsyth County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 2009
Original Material: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/southline,84

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs