Herndon Human Rights Initiative: Students will have the opportunity to be a part of ongoing archival and oral history research on the Atlanta Student Movement and the Atlanta Action Forum. This archival research will help in documenting the people involved in the leadership of both organizations and increasing the public knowledge of the specific protest locations for the ASM and meeting locations for both the ASM and AAF. A focus will be on how the ASM and the AAF are linked to more recent Atlanta success stories such as Maynard Jackson’s accomplishments as the first black mayor of a major US city. In addition, there will be opportunities to attend events that celebrate these stories.
- Articulate the evolution, goals, and objectives of the Atlanta Student Movement (ASM)
- Document, through archival research and oral history, significant sites related to the ASM
- Develop brief explanatory texts for historical markers for ASM sites
- Articulate the evolution, goals, and objectives of the Atlanta Action Forum (AAF)
- Document, through archival research and oral history, significant sites related to the AAF
- Develop brief explanatory texts for historical markers for AAF sites
- Understand how the ASM and the AAF helped to pave the way for Mayor Jackson’s successful initiatives that boosted the Atlanta’s integration.