Atlanta magazine Atlanta Student Movement 1960
 

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The protests started by the students in March 1960 triggered an almost two-year standoff between segregationists and civil rights activists. This LOOK magazine article is from April 1961.
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The Atlanta Student Movement was a catalyst for widespread nonviolent demonstrations in Atlanta. University, business, political, and church leaders formed an adult committee in support of the students, and helped as the movement grew from sit-ins at lunch counters to a widespread boycott of Downtown shops and restaurants. These documents from the archives of the Auburn Avenue Research Library offer a taste of the impact that the movement had on Atlanta's political and social dynamics.