This Day in History
8:40 am
Thu May 17, 2012

This Day in History: Hundreds of Students March on State Capitol in Protest of Segregation

Credit Atlanta Student Movement Collection / Robert W. Woodruff Library of the Atlanta University Center

  Today is May 17, and if we were to turn Atlanta's clock back 52 years to this date in 1960, we'd find hundreds of students marching from the Atlanta University Center to the State Capitol in protest of racial segregation.  

Here, WABE's Steve Goss talks with Georgia State University associate professor of history Clifford Kuhn about a key event in Atlanta's civil rights movement.

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