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Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

50 Years of Integration

 Collection — Box 1
Collection number: UA-22-39
Scope and Contents Valdosta State quietly and peacefully integrated in 1963, and 2013 marked 50 Years of Integration. This collection contains materials recognizing the anniversary including a collection of photographs of the early days of integration, several newspaper articles detailing the history of VSC's integration, and event items like t-shirts and cups.Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials collected to elucidate the...
Dates: 1963 - 2013

Authority of the President to use Federal Troops in the State of the Union, February 15, 1816

 File — Box 01, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Scope and Contents

Copy of Memorandum from Georgia Attorney General Eugene Cook to Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin in 1957 on the subject of the rights of the Federal Government to send troops into a state. This document was prepared after the events at Central High School in Little Rock Arkansas. Cook argues that the U.S. Government does not have the right to use troops unless violence has occurred. The Memorandum suggests where Georgia could have gone had men like Griffin remained in power.

Dates: February 15, 1816

Catherine Oglesby Civil Rights Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Collection number: UA-23-31
Scope and Contents This collection of papers was donated to the Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections by Professor of History Dr. Catherine Oglesby. They mostly date from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. Containing newspapers, magazines, legal papers, and newsletters most of these materials were produced in the Civil Rights Era which gives a special insight into that topic. Subjects that appear throughout the collection include: Integration, desegregation, gender bias, cooperatives...
Dates: 1964 - 1975

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: Harmful Content Policy: Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collection’s collection houses materials collected to elucidate the past. We recognize that users...
Dates: 1893 - 1962

Copeland African American Museum Collection

Collection number: UA -9-10
Scope and Contents In 1989, Roy Copeland informed his wife, Cheryl, that he did not wish to select a gift for Christmas. Rather than doing this she decided to surprise him! For Christmas that year, she presented him with a seasonally wrapped box. Inside the box, to his surprise, was a set of autographed Muhammad Ali boxing gloves. This expression of love for her husband, led to a labor of love from that Christmas forward. Each year, Cheryl selected a unique piece of memorabilia for Roy. He then parlayed those...
Dates: 2021-07-13

Desegregation within Georgia Library Association, 1951-1965

 File — Box 5, Folder: 30
Collection number: Folder 30
Scope and Contents 1.Resolution to end restricted membership policy on 01/15/65 2.Report of Special Membership Policy Committee 1963. Concludes that as no cities in Georgia allowed integrated meetings, no Negro librarians would be invited to join the GLA. (3 copies) 3.Letter from Essae Martha Culver to Miss Sarah Jones on 03/29/51, asking if Negros were permitted to join the GLA 4.Letter from Mrs. J. Henley Crosland to Miss Essae M. Culver on 04/07/51, replying that Negros are not prohibited from joining,...
Dates: Created: 1951-1965

Folder 3: SNCC Meeting and Member Notes, 1960s

 File — Box 6, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Other Information Untitled, unsigned essay critisizing white involvement in the Civil Rights movement, especially the NAACP and SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). The essay is written from the perspective of a Black person, (most likely written by Stokely Carmichael).Letter to the Editor (the Gazette): Complaining about Carl T. Rowen's critique of SNCC.A press release from SNCC News Service, concerning Alabama's primary election, May 3rd, (probably 1966). The press...
Dates: Created: 1960s

Folder 7: 36 page Article on Integration 1961, 1961, Aug 13

 File — Box 2, Folder: 7
Collection number: Folder 7
Scope and Contents

Article draft: 36  page article covering the issues surrounding the integration of Atlanta schools.

A paper about Sara Mitchell, a member of the Georgia Board of Education.

A letter from Raymond W. Mack, Random House, to Long. February 1, 1967, regarding her contribution to a book, tentatively titled, "Our Children's Burden,"

Dates: Created: 1961, Aug 13

Folder 10: New York Times Articles, 1963-11-10

 File — Box 2, Folder: 10
Collection number: Folder 10
Scope and Contents

Newspaper clipping of an article written by Long for the New York Times titled, "A Southern Teenage Speaks his Mind: Disturbed by the militancy of young white Southerners in resisting school integration, a Southern writer and editor interviews an 18-year-old Mississipian."

Dates: Created: 1963-11-10

Folder 12: Miscellaneous Newspaper Articles, 1944-1977

 File — Box 2, Folder: 12
Collection number: Folder 12
Scope and Contents

Newspaper clippings by assorted writers. None appear to have been written by Long. Most cover topics related to school integration, Brown v. The Board of Education, Civil Rights, and communism.

A wedding announcement and an article about a bull riding in a pick up truck are also included.

A copy of the newspaper, Southern Struggle, Vol. 35, no. 3, May-June 1977 is also in the folder.

Dates: Created: 1944-1977

Folder 13: Magazine Articles (Atlanta) and Newspaper Clippings, 1930s -1960s

 File — Box 2, Folder: 13
Collection number: Folder 13
Scope and Contents

Magazine articles written by Long, possibly from The Progressive:

"All God's Chillun," dated 1963, discussing segregation and the attitudes of Southern Whites. "The Freest Man in Mississippi," no date. An article about Aaron Henry, president of the NAACP and candidate for governor.

Assorted newspaper articles by Long on subjects ranging from human nterest stories to commentary on racial and politiacal issues.

Dates: Created: 1930s -1960s

Folder 16: Chattanooga Times, 1971

 File — Box 4, Folder: 16
Collection number: Folder 16
Other Information

Newspaper articles on a variety of topics pertaining to school systems including zoning, lunch system and the influence of NAACP.

Dates: Created: 1971

Folder 17: The Chattanooga Times, Wednesday May 19, 1971

 File — Box 4, Folder: 17
Collection number: Folder 17
Other Information

Seeking to desgregate Chattanooga's pubic schools. Half paper contains pages 1 - 14.

Dates: Created: Wednesday May 19, 1971

Folder 18: The Chattanooga Times, Jul-71

 File — Box 4, Folder: 18
Collection number: Folder 18
Other Information

Article clippings: Margaret "Sissy" Leonard's articles on local Chattanooga politics and school board. Also articles by Springer Gibson and William K. Warren.

Dates: Created: Jul-71

Folder 19: Chattanooga Times, 14-Aug-71

 File — Box 4, Folder: 19
Collection number: Folder 19
Other Information

Chattanooga Times newspaper, August 14, 1971. An article written by Leonard states that the Chatanooga School Board requested an appeal to desegregation.

Dates: Created: 14-Aug-71

Folder 22: Grouped  drafts & articles labeled #2 1968-1959 (op-ed pieces), Early 1960's

 File — Box 2, Folder: 22
Collection number: Folder 22
Scope and Contents

Newspaper drafts  & articles covering subhects such as:

Segregation, freedom fighters, love, suffering, schools, religion, education, Animal Crusaders, integration, November Freedom,  University of Georgia, J.E. Hoover, death penalty, Gov. Hartsfield, slave-owning, agitators, death penalty, Klansmen

Dates: Created: Early 1960's

Folder 22: Newspaper Clippings February 1973, Feb-73

 File — Box 4, Folder: 22
Collection number: Folder 22
Other Information

Margaret "Sissy" Leonard articles on various subjects St. Petersburg including politics, weather, tourism, drugs and oil.

Dates: Created: Feb-73

Folder 25: St. Petersburg South Sun Coast Sun. May 20, 1973, Sunday May 20, 1973

 File — Box 4, Folder: 25
Collection number: Folder 25
Other Information

Fighting amongst students (white and black). An article by Leonard describes school childeren adapting to desegregated schools.

Dates: Created: Sunday May 20, 1973

Folder 26: New South,  June 1963

 File — Box 2, Folder: 26
Collection number: Folder 26
Scope and Contents

Photocopied articles from the June, 1963 issue of New South

"Strictly Subjective" by Margaret Long and

"Albany, Failure or First Step?" by Wyatt Tee Walker.

"Strictly Subjective" is about African American suffering and misplaced anger.

Mr. Walker's article is on the Albany uprising in GA and its suppression by White politicians and police.

Dates: 1900 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Folder 28; Article drafts Maggie Long

 File — Box 2, Folder: 28
Collection number: Folder 28
Other Information

A collection of article drafts that cover a broad range of topics such as the NAACP's attempt to censor literature they deem inappropriate to children, to sexism in the work place

Dates: 1900 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970