|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Glynn County Citizens' Council (Ga.)|
|Title:||Glynn County Citizens' Council letter and membership application|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
The first Citizens' Council of America also known as White Citizen's Council was established in Indianola, Mississippi in 1952 as an American white supremacist organization that sought to prevent desegregation. Soon after the establishment of the first council in Mississippi, additional chapters soon developed beyond Mississippi and throughout the south, including in Glynn County, Georgia. The influence of these chapters began to wane in the 1970s when desegregation proved to be a permanent aspect of life. The successor of this organization was the Council of Conservative Citizens which was founded in 1988.
This collection contains a letter and a membership application for the Glynn County Citizen's Council from 1964. The letter is an open letter to the citizens of Glynn County, Georgia urging every qualified citizen in the county to register to vote and to vote in upcoming elections. There is also a blank membership application for this group with the council's ideals on the verso.
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