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Unknown The Vine City Project Paper on "Whites in the Movement"

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09642 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Atlanta, Georgia Type: Typed document Date: circa 1967-1968 Pagination: 9 p. ; 29 x 22.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Vine City is a large section of Atlanta. This paper concerns white people's participation in the struggle for equal rights, which has always been a significant issue among African American leadership. The author of this "white paper" cites "The inability of whites to relate to the cultural aspects of Black society; attitudes that whites consciously or unconsciously bring to Black communities about themselves (western superiority) and about Black people (paternalism)." This paper continues and lays out some of the issues that formed a wedge between white leadership and black leadership in the years following the 1968 Democratic convention. This work was most likely written by Stokely Carmichael a civil rights leader in Atlanta along with other members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee or SNCC.


Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: Civil Rights MovementAfrican American History

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

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