Race and Reckoning in Forsyth County

1912-2020

Brotherhood March in Forsyth County

Creator:
Date:
1987
URL at Partner site:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/southline/id/77
DLG URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/geh_southline_77
Subject:
Flags--Georgia, Flags--United States, Flags--Confederate States of America, Men--1980-1990, People, and People--Georgia
Spatial coverage:
United States, Georgia, Forsyth County, 34.225546, -84.1250176
Medium:
black-and-white photographs
Description:
View of people congregating in front of the courthouse in Cumming, Georgia during an event billed as the Brotherhood March||The Brotherhood March was organized by Charles Blackburn, Dean Carter, and Hosea Williams and held in January 1987 in Forsyth County to demonstrate racial progress in the area. The march was met with much resistance by the predominantly white residents. Two marches took place; one on January 17, during which a significant number of arrests were made. The second march took place on January 24, 1987 and was much larger, attracting thousands of supporters from across the country.
Attribution:
Courtesy of Atlanta History Center, Southline Press, Inc. Photographs.
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
Collection:
Southline Press, Inc. Photographs
Rights:
http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
Restriction: