Civil Rights in Georgia for 8th Grade Georgia Studies Students

This research guide aligns with state of Georgia Social Studies Standards for Excellence: SS8H11 Evaluate the role of Georgia in the modern civil rights movement.

Sibley Commission

'Pickrick Says' Newspaper Ads

May 9, 1959 Ad in The Atlanta Constitution

Lester Maddox, future governor of Georgia, ran advertisements in The Atlanta Constitution for his Pickrick restaurant.  "Pickrick Says" ads often included Maddox's political commentary. 

November 22, 1958 Ad in The Atlanta Constitution

Lester Maddox, future governor of Georgia, bought advertisements in The Atlanta Constitution newspaper for his Pickrick restaurant. "Pickrick Says" ads often included Maddox's political commentary.

Brown v Board of Education

1956 State Flag

Integration of UGA