Albany Movement Dbq

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Georgia and its citizens played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The state was a center of activism, with many leaders and organizations working to bring about social and political change. The movement in Georgia was marked by a combination of campaigns, legal battles, and nonviolent direct action. The state had many key figures in the Civil Rights Movement, including Martin Luther King Jr., who was born in Atlanta and John Lewis played a central role in organizing protests and campaigns in the state.
Georgia was the home to many important civil rights figures. John Lewis, who would later become a congressman and a respected leader in American politics, was a leader in SNCC and played a key role in the Selma to …show more content…

One of the most notable was the Albany Movement, which took place in Albany, Georgia, in 1961 and 1962. The movement was a coalition of activists from different organizations and backgrounds, who came together to challenge segregation and discrimination in the city. The Albany Movement was “focusing initially on desegregating travel facilities, forming a permanent biracial committee to discuss further desegregation, and the release of those jailed in segregation protests”(Doc 9 Background) Georgians participated in marches, sit-ins, and boycotts, and were met with violent resistance from law enforcement and white supremacist groups. Despite these challenges, the Albany Movement helped to build momentum for the broader Civil Rights Movement and inspired activists in other parts of the …show more content…

These included the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which was founded in Atlanta in 1960, the Atlanta Student Movement, which organized sit-ins and protests in the city. And the Sibley Commission which gathered Georgia residents together to discuss desegregation and report back to the governor. The images in (Doc 6) show a group of African American students participating in a sit in at a whites only. John Sibley recommended that “the state accept the federal decision to desegregate the schools despite the commissions findings” (Doc 4) This was important at the time since most of the Sibley commission and John Sibley at the time were for

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