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This Day in History: Atlanta Ministers Urge Calm During School Integration

Nov 2, 2015

Tuesday is November 3.  

If we were to turn Atlanta's clock back 58 years to that date in 1957, we'd witness the release of the so-called "Ministers' Manifesto"─ calling for calm and reason during the on-going dispute over the integration of public schools.  

After the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of schools was unconstitutional in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, resistance to that decision by many Southern whites increased.  

Georgia State University associate professor of History Dr. Clifford Kuhn revisits the event with Steve Goss.