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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Civil Rights Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Collection number: MS-134
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials relating to civil rights, dating from 1893 to 1962. The subjects covered include: civil rights, segregation, integration, the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, the Republican Party, and the Democratic Party. These materials are also available as scanned images through v-text: https://vtext.valdosta.edu/xmlui/handle/10428/1534Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials...
Dates: 1893 - 1962

The Mary Turner Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Collection number: MS -170
Scope and Contents In May of 1918, Hampton Smith, a 31 year old White plantation owner in Brooks County, Georgia was shot and killed by one of his Black workers named Sydney Johnson. What ensued after the shooting was a mob driven manhunt for Johnson and others thought to be involved in his decision to kill Hampton Smith. That manhunt lasted for more than a week and resulted in the deaths of at least 13 people with some historical accounts suggesting a higher number of persons killed. One of the people killed...
Dates: 2021-04-21