• Douglas County, Georgia, Sheriff Mac Claude Abercrombie, Jr., meets with participants in the Poor People's Campaign, Douglasville, Georgia, June 1968.

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    Douglas County, Georgia, Sheriff Mac Claude Abercrombie, Jr., meets with participants in the Poor People's Campaign, Douglasville, Georgia, June 1968
    • Date
    • 1968 June
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Downs, Billy
    • Description
    • Newspaper caption attached to print verso: "Staff photos -- Billy Downs. Sheriff Claude Abercrombie, Center, Right, Talks With Poor People at Armory." Caption date-stamped: Jun 15 1968 Constitution. Verso inscribed: "Poor Peoples Campa... more
      Newspaper caption attached to print verso: "Staff photos -- Billy Downs. Sheriff Claude Abercrombie, Center, Right, Talks With Poor People at Armory." Caption date-stamped: Jun 15 1968 Constitution. Verso inscribed: "Poor Peoples Campaign." less
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    • Photograph by Billy Downs. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
    • Partner
    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
    • Contributing Institution
    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

Several more complex forms of civil rights actions were undertaken during the movement’s peak in the 1960s.  These might involve combinations of multiple demonstrations, extensive travel, voter registration, educational programming, and other elements.  They required detailed advanced planning and careful attention to logistical aspects, and extended over a fairly long period of time.  Examples include the Freedom Rides, the SCOPE Project, and the Poor People’s Campaign.