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Guide to the Tuskegee Crisis Study

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A Guide to the papers at the Tuskegee Libraries and Archives
Author:

Dana R. Chandler

Sponsor:

Arrangement and description of this collection was made possible through a NHPRC-funded collaborative grant with The University of Alabama, "Bringing Alabama's African American History to Light."

Publication:

Tuskegee University Archives

2008Tuskegee University Archives. All rights reserved.

Creation:

Machine-readable finding aid derived from typescript by rekeying Finding aid encoded by Tuskegee University Archives, 06-05-08

Language Usage:

Description is in English

Guide to the Tuskegee Crisis Study, August, 1957

Tuskegee University Archives 2008 Tuskegee University. All rights reserved.
Processed by:
Dana R. Chandler
Date Completed:
06/15/07
Encoded by:
Dana R. Chandler.

Overview of the Collection

Repository:

Tuskegee University Archives

Creator

Electronic edition created by Dana R. Chandler

extent

size 2.0 Cubic feet 1 Series

Collection Title:

Guide to the Tuskegee Crisis Study

Dates:

August, 1957

Unit ID:

Collection Number 162

Access Restrictions:

Access Restrictions: Collection is unrestricted

Acquisition Information:

Acquisition Information: Tuskegee Archives, Bioethics Building, Tuskegee, Alabama

Usage Restrictions:

Usage Restrictions: Copyright: 2008 Tuskegee University

Preferred Citation:

Preferred Citation: Guide to the Tuskegee Crisis Study, Tuskegee University.

Processing Information:

Processing Information: Processed by Dana R. Chandler:

Completed in 2007

Scope and Content Notes

The Tuskegee Crisis Study consists of personal surveys of white and black citizens of Tuskegee, Alabama, in an attempt to determine their opinions regarding current events within the community. Included in the survey are various age groups ranging from twenty years old and higher of both sexes. Questions include opinions regarding the handling of events by the participants to the number of times that they shopped in downtown Tuskegee.

History

1957 - 1961

The Tuskegee Crisis Study was developed by Dr. Lewis Wade Jones and others in an attempt to gauge the response of the population of Tuskegee to specific local events leading up to and occurring between June and August of 1957. This study interviewed individuals from both races and both sexes from the age of twenty to over fifty..

Prior to June 25th, 1957, local government officials in Tuskegee, Alabama sought to gerrymander the city limits in an attempt to diminish the number of African Americans that could legally vote in upcoming elections. On the 25th, over 3000 African Americans met at Butler Chapel, a local church in which weekly mass meetings would be held, and heard speeches from men affiliated with the Tuskegee Civic Association. These men encouraged a dedicated boycott of white owned businesses in an attempt to bring about a satisfactory resolution to the problem. Men such as Charles Goode Gomillion (a professor at Tuskegee Institute) pressed for a unified movement which would convince the politicians that they were a strong economic force that should be heeded regarding any political event that may disenfranchise African Americans in Tuskegee. Further problems arose in July following the beginning of the boycott, with Alabama State Attorney General Patterson raiding TCA headquarters. The boycott continued for four years until the United States Supreme Court ruled that the State of Alabama had violated the 15th Amendment and the city boundary was returned to its original position in early 1961.

Sources: none

Arrangment:

Arranged into 1 accession-

162-1-6.

Source(s)

Index Terms

The papers are indexed under the following headings in the Tuskegee University Libraries online catalog. Researchers seeking materials about related subjects, persons, organizations or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Names: Lewis Wade Jones Charles Gomillion Sam Engelhardt, Jr.

Corporate Names: United States

White Citizens Council Research on Tuskegee, Alabama, Research on race relations, Research on gerrymandering, Research on Alabama, Research on Macon County, Alabama, Research on Civil Rights, Research on Tuskegee Civic Association,

Series 1. Note to Researchers: To request materials, please note both the location and box numbers shown below.

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