High school seniors embark by bus to voter registration, Atlanta, Ga., 1959

Files

VCU_M296 Box 2 Voter Registration students 1959 rsz.jpg
VCU_M296 Box 2 Student Voter Registration 1959 reverse and caption rsz.jpg

Title

High school seniors embark by bus to voter registration, Atlanta, Ga., 1959

Description

Photograph of students from Luther Judson Price High School of Atlanta, Ga., prepare to register to vote. 

Caption attached to photograph: 
"18 year old high school students of Atlanta, Georgia as they embark by bus to register in the 1959 Voter Registration Campaign of the All Citizens Registration Committee headed by Mr. Jesse Hill, Jr., Actuary of the Atlanta Life Insurance Co."

Handwritten on back of photograph: 
"R.E. Cureton, Principal of Price High School, Atlanta, Ga., confers with members of the Senior Class as they embark by bus to register in the 1959 Voter-Registration Campaign of the All Citizens Registration Committee headed by Jesse Hill, Jr. Actuary of the Atlanta Life Insurance Co. All six Atlanta High Schools participated in this program and registered 18 year old students (eligible to vote under Georgia law) nearly 100%."

Source

M 296, Box 2, John Mitchell Brooks Collection of NAACP Files 1957-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Date

1959

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Rights

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Notes

Learn more: 
Holmes, R. A. (2005). Black suffrage in the twentieth century. New Georgia Encyclopedia 
Myers, B. (2006). Jesse Hill (1927-2012). New Georgia Encyclopedia 
Voting Rights Act of 1965: An Introduction, Social Welfare History Project 
Voting Rights Act of 1965, Social Welfare History Project

Citation

“High school seniors embark by bus to voter registration, Atlanta, Ga., 1959,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed September 23, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/465.