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Civil Rights Movement


Quest for Civil Rights: Eugene A. R. Montgomery

Eugene A. R. Montgomery is interviewed by Dr. Grace Jordan McFadden of the University of S. C. Montgomery describes his childhood, education, and military service in the Marine Corps. He tells of his hiring as field director of state NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). He recalls the 1948 white primary fight and voting registration efforts. He speaks on the relationship between the NAACP and the “Progressive Democratic Party”. Montgomery reviews the Clarendon County school desegregation suit.

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  • Title Civil Rights Movement
  • Author
  • Keywords Reconstruction, one-vote rule, NAACP, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965,
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date May 21, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update July 20, 2022
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