The Desegregation of Svannah
This paper discusses the role that the desegregation of Savannah, Georgia played in the Civil Rights Movement.
# 117661 | 1,603 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 |
Published on Dec 14, 2009 in African-American Studies (1950-Present) , African-American Studies (Racism) , African-American Studies (Civil Rights)
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This paper describes the history of desegregation in Savannah Georgia. The paper then discusses the events of the Civil Rights Movement that inevitably led to Savannah's desegregation. The paper also explores how the desegregation of Savannah helped give the Civil Rights Movement momentum, which led to further legislation being passed in favor of the Civil Rights Movement.
From the Paper:"Tuck (2003) emphasized that the city regulations of October 1963 was the product of a movement that occurred in March 1960 when for the first time African Americans were allowed to mix and sit with whites at lunch counters (p.127). Another major event that occurred during the 1960's was the election of Hosea Williams, an African American. This event occurred because of the voter registration of 57% of African Americans that enabled them to play a crucial role in city politics. Because of the registration of African American voters, for the first time in the history of Savannah, white candidates were forced to address the needs and the issues of the African American community. That same year, Malcolm Maclean, another African American became mayor of Savannah, and during his service to the city, he appointed an African American to each council board."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Brundage, W. F. (2005). The Southern past: A clash of race and memory. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
- Susser, I., Patterson, T.C. (2001). Cultural diversity in the United States: A critical reader. Thousand Oaks: Blackwell.
- Tuck, S. G. N. (2003). Beyond Atlanta: The struggle for racial equality in Georgia, 1940-1980. Athens: University of Georgia Press.
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