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Phase Two - Retrenchment and Redirection - 1956

Governor Ernest Vandiver continues the state ban on integration of public schools.

Auburn Avenue is called “the richest Negro street in the world” by Fortune Magazine because of its many successful African American businesses.

The Chautauqua Club, an organization of prominent African American women founded in 1912, continues to actively seek to educate African American women on important social and political issues and groom them for leadership positions. In later years its membership would include Shirley Franklin, destined to be the Mayor of Atlanta, and Leah Sears, who would become a judge.