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Southern Regional Council Civil Rights Crisis: A Synopsis of Recent Developments

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09641.26 Author/Creator: Southern Regional Council Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Typed document Date: 26 July 1963 Pagination: 2 p. ; 27.9 x 21.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One synopsis dated July 26, 1963 related to protests in the South from June 24 to July 24 1963. Scope of list contains instances in Alabama cities: Bessemer, Birmingham, Gadsden, Huntsville, Montgomery, Talladega, and Selma; Arkansas cities: Gillett, Hot Springs, Little Rock, Pine Bluff; and Florida cities: Bradenton, Clearwater and Cocoa. Occurrences mentioned are church bombings, picketing against wage discrimination, sit-ins, demonstrations, committee meetings and successes.

Background Information: Southern Regional Council formulated in 1944 to combat racial violence and advocate for equality in the Southern states.

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Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementAfrican American HistoryLaborRace discriminationWhite supremacy movementsSegregationPolitics

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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