Civil Rights Movement Dbq

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Throughout the civil rights movement, there were many ways Georgia played a significant role. This includes changing their state flag after the passing of the Brown v. Board ruling, deciding to desegregate schools, and the many protests that were held in Georgia. In 1956, a year after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, Georgia played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement by changing its state flag to resemble the 3rd flag for the Confederate States of America. This response was important because Georgia seemed to be making a statement that they did not support the desegregation of schools, and that they were against the Supreme Court Ruling. The text states, ‘“We conclude that, in the field of public education, the doctrine of "separate but equal" has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”’ ( Document …show more content…

A large part of this was because of the Sibley Commision, and the leader of the commission, John Sibley. This was notable because the desegregation of schools was a big achievement in the Civil Rights Movement, and in education overall. The text states, “In 1960, Georgia Governor Ernest Vandiver, Jr. was faced with a decision to either close public schools or comply with a federal order to desegregate them.” (Document 4: The Sibley Commision.) This shows the two options that Georgia had, desegregation or closing public schools. Some other states chose to close their public schools, while Georgia chose to desegregate. The passage says, “Sibley recommended that the state accept the federal decision to desegregate the schools despite the commission's findings. In January of 1961, Governor Vandiver introduced a bill that accepted the Sibley Commission's recommendations for desegregation.” (Document 4: The Sibley Commision.) This shows us how Sibley contributed to Georgia’s desegregation of schools, and how Georgia came to the decision

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