Race and Reckoning in Forsyth County

1912-2020

The Brotherhood March

Creator:
Date:
1987
URL at Partner site:
http://album.atlantahistorycenter.com/cdm/ref/collection/southline/id/84
DLG URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/geh_southline_84
Subject:
Military organizations--Georgia, Military personnel, Military uniforms--1970-1980--United States, Stores and shops--Georgia, Weapons, and National Guard Association of Georgia
Spatial coverage:
United States, Georgia, Forsyth County, Cumming, 34.2073196, -84.1401926
Medium:
black-and-white photographs
Description:
View of the Georgia National Guard standing in front of a hardware store in Cumming, Georgia during an event known 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: