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ERIC Number: ED001960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Dec
Pages: 78
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TRANSITION WITHOUT TRAGEDY, A COMMUNITY PREPARATION HANDBOOK.
ROBIN, FLORENCE
SOUTHERN COMMUNITIES ARE IN A PERIOD OF TRANSITION TOWARD AN INTEGRATED SOCIETY. IT IS THE CHOICE OF EVERY COMMUNITY WHETHER OR NOT THIS TRANSITION WILL EVOLVE PEACEFULLY OR WHETHER IT WILL BE RESISTED WITH VIOLENT AND TRAGIC RESULTS. IF THE DECISION FOR A PEACEFUL TRANSITION IS MADE, EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL TECHNIQUES, EXPERIENCES, AND EFFORTS IN VARIOUS SOUTHERN CITIES CAN SERVE AS GUIDES FOR OTHER COMMUNITIES. ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS TOWARD PEACEFUL INTEGRATION HAS BEEN THE ORGANIZATION OF VOLUNTEER COMMITTEES FOR LAW AND ORDER, USUALLY DIRECTED AND MANNED BY WOMEN. STEPS FOR ORGANIZING SUCH A WOMEN'S GROUP, INCLUDING SELECTION OF CHAIRMAN AND RECRUITMENT OF MEMBERS, ARE OUTLINED. ONCE ORGANIZED, IT IS THE TASK OF THE COMMITTEE TO INFORM THE PUBLIC OF GENERAL PURPOSES AND PRINCIPLES. TALKS TO OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, PUBLIC MEETINGS, ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS, MAIL APPEALS, FUND RAISING DINNERS, AND USE OF MASS MEDIA ARE ALL SUGGESTED AND THOROUGHLY EXPLAINED AS METHODS OF IMPLEMENTING THE GOALS AND PURPOSES OF THE COMMITTEE. IN ADDITION TO VOLUNTEER WOMEN COMMITTEES, THERE ARE OTHER FACETS OF THE COMMUNITY POPULATION WHICH SHOULD ASSUME THE RESPONSIBILITY OF WORKING TOWARD PEACEFUL INTEGRATION. THE ROLES OF THE CHURCH, BUSINESS, LABOR UNIONS, SCHOOLS, LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, AND ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE OUTLINED AS AS A GUIDE FOR HELPING THESE GROUPS UNITE IN A COMMUNITY-WIDE EFFORT FOR LAW AND ORDER.
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Georgia (Atlanta); United States (South)