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Ella Baker

Ella Baker was a huge key factor in the Civil Rights Movement. She mainly worked with the NAACP, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. 419 more words

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Atlanta's Mayoral Fight

Following the moderately progressive ideals of Mayor Hartsfield, Ivan Allen Jr. became Atlanta’s succeeding 52nd mayor during the city’s fight for civil rights. Georgia native and Georgia Tech graduate, Allen is recognized as providing vital leadership skills during a rocky era and transforming the Old South of Atlanta into the modern and progressive… 798 more words

March: Book Two

I keep it short with this review. March: Book Two is the second installment of John Lewis Graphic Novel Memoir and a jewel in Young Adult/Adult literature. 239 more words


History Behind the Sit-ins

It all began in February of 1960 when four African American college freshman -Ezell Blair Jr., Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, and David Richmond – refused to give up their seats at a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. 771 more words

Amy Pellegrini

The Politics of Race in 1960

The fall of 1960 was one full of strife in the United States. The nation was battling an intense racial divide that was heavily present in the south, as well as undergoing a presidential election. 731 more words


Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

So last post I gave a brief history of the Atlanta Boycotts. There are a lot of variables that were involved in these sit-ins. Today I’m going to mainly talk about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committees that was founded in 1960 from Shaw University. 755 more words

Sitting Down for Change to Emerge

October 19, 1960 most likely is a date without meaning to you, but because of a group of inspired students this date would eventually alter the future of the United States. 886 more words