1st Edition

Beneath the Image of the Civil Rights Movement and Race Relations Atlanta, GA 1946-1981

By David A. Harmon Copyright 1996

    This study is the story of the local Civil Rights Movement and race relations in Atlanta, Georgia from 1946 to 1981. Most examinations of the Civil Rights Movement have been written from a national perspective. These studies have presented local African American protest movements as part of a national campaign for civil rights that lasted approximately from 1955, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, to 1968, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this context, demonstrations in Montgomery, Greensboro, Albany, Birmingham, Selma, and Memphis have been viewed as prototypical African American protest, movements and milestones in this national campaign for civil rights. First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

    Introduction, Acknowledgments, I The Second Real Emancipation, II The Politics of Race, III Challenges to the Coalition, IV The Battle for an Open City, The Forgotten Communities of Atlanta, I The Transition from White to African American Political Power , VII The Jackson Y ears, Conclusion


    David A. Harmon