History of dating in the 1960s
The segregation of public schools in Georgia and other southern states was declared unconstitutional in 1954 with the U. However, divisions among protest leaders (King's brief presence was resented by some student activists), tactical mistakes, the machinations of local police chief Laurie Pritchett, and the stubborn defense of white supremacy meant that the campaign was unable to force a citywide desegregation agreement in the short term.
It was King's worst setback in the South, although in Albany itself residents and student volunteers continued to press for racial equality, with some success, long after King had moved on.forced city leaders to agree to desegregate public and private facilities from October 1, 1963, some eight months ahead of federal civil rights legislation.
Brewer, who had received death threats from a local Klan member, was assassinated on a Columbus street in 1956 by an unknown assailant, and the group he had founded to oppose white supremacy disbanded.
During the ensuing decade, defenders of white supremacy powerfully interlinked their attack on black insurgency with the more general fear of communism.
American South was one of the most significant and successful social movements in the modern world.
Black Georgians formed part of this southern movement for full civil rights and the wider national struggle for racial equality.
Under the charismatic leadership of the Reverend Ralph Mark Gilbert from Savannah, the NAACP grew to more than fifty branches by 1946.Indeed, at least 103 southern cities had desegregated their lunch counters before Atlanta, and student leaders themselves wrote to Mayor Ivan Allen Jr.in 1963, "Three years have passed without our having realized the goals which we set down."Protesters in Augusta also faced insurmountable, often violent, supremacist opposition, and black leaders in Columbus, still reeling from the murder of Thomas Brewer, were reluctant to launch a major campaign.Furthermore, the political tumult of the World War II era, as the nation fought for democracy in Europe, presented an ideal opportunity for African American leaders to press for racial change in the South.As some black leaders pointed out, the notorious German leader Adolf Hitler gave racism a bad name.planned an attempt to vote in the July 4, 1944, Democratic primary.