Civil Rights Site

Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement

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The civil rights movement was a watershed period in American history. The Atlanta region played a crucial role in this movement: It was home to key leaders and organizations, and the city itself served as the focal point for many of the grassroots activities that characterized the movement.

Atlanta-area colleges, universities, libraries and archives house a wealth of information about Atlanta’s role in the civil rights movement and the events of that movement that took place in the region. The collections at these institutions are remarkable repositories of artifacts, such as letters, news clips, photographs, film and audio recordings, that bring to life historic struggle for civil rights. Through the Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement Web site, ARCHE brings its member libraries and archives together to help preserve the heritage of Atlanta’s role in the civil rights movement for younger generations.

Partners and Sponsors
ARCHE’s member colleges and universities and affiliated libraries and archives have been the core partners in advancing this project through phases I and II:

Other partners to date include:
APEX Museum
The Georgia Humanities Council
The King Center
Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Funding sponsors to date:
The Atlanta History Center
The Coca-Cola Company
The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta
Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board of the Secretary of State’s Office
Georgia Power Foundation
Georgia Public Library Service of the University System of Georgia
H.J. Russell & Co.
The Home Depot
The Lubo Fund
Point of Vision (in-kind)
The Rich Foundation
Turner Broadcasting System
The Wachovia Foundation
The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation

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