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In 1960 the Georgia Assembly set up a committee on schools, ordered it to hold hearings throughout Georgia and find out how people felt about the future of their schools. The main topic was how Georgia should handle court ordered integration. The commission heard 1800 people (1600 whites and 200 Negroes[sic])and issued two separate reports. While both reports agreed that education was better served by separation of the races, there were different ways to react to forced integration. This collection comtains one short summary with laws relating to school segregation and the full two different reports.
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Biographical / Historical
Chairman of the report committee John Adams Sibley was a lawyer, one-time president of the University of Georgia Alumni Association, and chairman of the Board, Trust Company of Georgia, Atlanta, Sibley was chosen by Governor Ernest Vandiver to lead the Georgia Committee on Schools (known commonly as the Sibley Commission). Sibley, a segregationist, and the committee held ten hearings across Georgia during March of 1960.
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