The National Archives at Atlanta, GA
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Workshops and Public Programs
The Long Civil Rights Movement
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
1:00 to 3:00
NARA Education Specialist Joel Walker presents a documentary history of the Long Civil Rights Movement from the Emancipation Proclamation through creation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday.
To register, call 770-968-2530 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no cost to attend.
The Enduring Chronicle: A Celebration of the Civil Rights' Documents Within the National Archives at Atlanta
Saturday, February 15, 2014
9:30 to 3:30
This year’s event explores the long Civil Rights Movement through a transportation perspective from the fight for first class accommodations on railroad travel from the 1870s through the 1890s, the rise of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the NAACP's struggle against Jim Crow on Southern trains in the 1940s to the refusal to give up bus seats in Montgomery, Alabama in the 1950s to the concerted efforts of the Freedom Riders in the 1960s. This event is presented in partnership with the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.