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A.T. Walden (1885-1965)

@ New Georgia Encyclopedia

Williams, Louis


Encyclopedia article about A. T. Walden, an attorney, civil rights leader, and one of the New South's first black political power brokers. One of the few black lawyers in Georgia during the civil rights era, Walden litigated civil rights cases to help equalize pay for black teachers in Georgia. Having won the lawsuits that helped to desegregate the Atlanta public schools and the University of Georgia, Walden earned a national reputation as a civil rights lawyer. He founded and was president of the Gate City Bar Association for African American lawyers in Atlanta in 1948 and was also a member of the Atlanta and American Bar associations. He assumed leadership roles in community organizations including the Butler Street YMCA, the Atlanta Urban League, the Wheat Street Baptist Church, the Atlanta Negro Voters League, and the Atlanta branch of the National Association for the advancement of Colored People (NAACP).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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