Thursday, February 18, 2010
Atlanta Politics 1900-1950
This document is a picture taken in 1946 when 2 black men were lynched. This illustrates that Atlanta still had a lot of anti-black animosity despite reforms being made towards progress. Anti-black and racist sentiments still lingered in the South, directly affecting the political climate of the era with regards to increased political awareness of racism, laws being passed and the issue of enfranchisement. This anti-black sentiment also created a hostile political environment that, like many cities in the south, made it more difficult for Atlanta to develop compared to the Northern cities.