Thursday, February 11, 2010
Atlanta Education 1950-2000
One of my primary documents is a New York Times article from January 1958. It's called "Negroes Sue to End Atlanta School Bias." This was the first major law suit to try to end Georgia's segregation in public schools. The Georgia governor was hugely against integration and said he would close the Georgia public schools rather than let them integrate. Thurgood Marshall, of the NAACP was the main lawyer for the plaintiffs. This article says a lot about Atlanta and Georgia. This region is very obviously going against federal Supreme Court decisions. This is just one indicator of Atlanta and Georgia's avid fight against integration and the effects its having on society and life.