How New Voters and Black Women Transformed Georgia’s Politics

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Sharon Austin | University of Florida THE CONVERSATION In July 1964, Georgia restaurateur Lester Maddox violated the newly passed Civil Rights Act by refusing to serve three Black Georgia Tech students at his Pickrick Restaurant in Atlanta. Although this new federal law banned discrimination in public places, Maddox was determined to maintain a whites-only dining […]

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