Civil Rights Site
|Atlanta in the Civil Rights Movement
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.
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