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Lonnie King

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View of Lonnie King, the head of the Atlanta chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), speaking at a press conference in Atlanta, Georgia.Lonnie King, Jr. became a civil rights activist as a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta. He later served as the head of the Atlanta branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the early 1970s. In that role, he was instrumental in negotiating a compromise that rejected school busing in return for the hiring of Atlanta's first black school superintendent, Alonzo Crim, and the appointment of African American members to the Board of Education. In 1973, the national organization of the NAACP fired King for his stance on busing.Local identification number: VIS 101.365.002Local identification number: ahc101365002.jpgMSS 602, Boyd Lewis Papers, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
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35 Mm Black And White Negative
Created Date:
1969/1989
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DPLA: Include in Digital Public Library of America

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Atlanta History Center

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Digital Library of Georgia