The Problem of the Color Line: Atlanta Landmarks and Civil Rights History
Atlanta is a fitting locale to consider the weighty issues of race reform in American history. It is home to Atlanta University, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Martin Luther King Jr., the site of the 1895 Cotton States Exposition and the 1960 Atlanta Student Movement. Within a national context, the workshop will focus on the creation and maintenance of a color line in Atlanta in the decades after emancipation as well as the resistance by African Americans that ultimately led to the dismantling of Jim Crow laws in the aftermath of the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Funded through the Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops grant of the Division of Education Programs