Atlanta magazine Atlanta Student Movement 1960

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Atlanta Student Movement  FLIP PHOTOS 
The original March 9, 1960 Appeal ad ran in the Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta Journal, and Atlanta Daily World. It later ran in the New York Times.
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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.