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Atlanta Sit-ins - New Georgia Encyclopedia

Atlanta Sit-ins - New Georgia Encyclopedia

In March 1960 students representing Atlanta’s historically Black colleges formed the Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR) to lobby for the desegregation of the city’s lunch counters. After a year of demonstrations and failed negotiations, downtown retailers submitted to the organization’s demands. Thereafter, COAHR worked in concert with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) […]

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