ERIC Number: ED050662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Augusta, Georgia and Jackson State University: Southern Episodes in a National Tragedy.
Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.
This report presents an indepth study of the events and psychology in the past of Augusta, Georgia which help explain the violence and the killing of six Blacks on the night of May 11, 1970. The second study in this report deals with the events and killings of two young black men at Jackson State College on May 15, 1970. These two events had several points in common not only with each other, but also with similar tragedies across the nation. These include: (1) they occurred in an atmosphere of hostility encouraged by inflammatory statements of leaders, statements which exacerbate tensions between groups and which seem to approve the over-use of police and military force; (2) both instances reflected not only new, intolerable pressures, but long neglected problems; (3) death and injuries in both instances resulted from gunfire from heavy-calibre ammunition; and (4) in both instances, questions have been raised about police attitudes toward black people and the general principle of the right of protest, and about the effectiveness of the riot control training of the police. (AF)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Blacks, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Demonstrations (Civil), Higher Education, Police Action, Police Community Relationship, Violence
Southern Regional Council, Inc., 5 Forsyth Street, N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303 ($0.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Council, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers: Georgia (Augusta); Jackson State College MS