@ New Georgia Encyclopedia
Hatfield, Edward A
DescriptionEncyclopedia article about the Civil Rights movement phenomena of "sit-ins" in Atlanta, Georgia. Students from Atlanta's historically black colleges formed the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR)in March 1960. The COAHR worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee to compel local restaurants and hotels to desegregate. The efforts met with limited success until the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.
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