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Communicating School Desegregation

County Schools Plan


The county Board of Education in which the National Archives at Atlanta is located, Clayton County, Georgia, completed its school desegregation...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia
Jasper County Desegregation Plane

Desegregation Plans

September 1970

The holdings of the National Archives at Atlanta include desegregation plans from county school systems across the Southeast...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia
Fontana Dam Schools

Fontana Dam Schools


The photos of two schools at Fontana Dam, North Carolina in the early 1940s – Welch Cove Negro School and Fontana Village School...

Tags: African Americans | North Carolina
Blinding of Isaac Woodard, Jr.

U.S. Army Veteran Blinded

February 1946

On February 12, 1946, hours after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, African American World War II veteran...

Tags: African Americans | South Carolina
Montgomery Bus Boycott

Montgomery Bus Boycott

December 1955-June 1956

Aurelia S. Browder, et al. v. W.A. Gayle, et al. was the landmark court case that accompanied the Montgomery Bus Boycott and led to...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama
Separate Facilities

Separate Facilities

July 1961

Furthering equal access was U.S. v. City of Montgomery, in July 1961, which contested segregated facilities and services for passengers...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama | Aviation
University of Mississippi Riots

Investigation into Riots

September-November 1962

In response to James Meredith attending classes at the University of Mississippi, riots broke out on campus in Oxford attracting observers...

Tags: African Americans | Mississippi
Selma to Montgomery march

The March to Selma

March 1965

Led by John Lewis and Reverend Hosea Williams, almost 600 people gathered in Selma on Sunday, March 7, 1965 for a march to Montgomery...

Tags: African Americans | Alabama
Right to Assemble in Albany, GA

The Right to Assemble


In July 1962, two civil cases were brought before the U.S. District Court in Albany, Georgia. The first, filed by Albany Mayor Asa Kelley...

Tags: African Americans | Georgia
Civil Rights Workers Murdered

Rights Workers Murdered


During the summer of 1964, civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner assisted the African American community...

Tags: African Americans | Mississippi