Glynn County Citizens' Council letter and membership application
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Glynn County Citizens' Council letter and membership application

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Glynn County Citizens' Council (Ga.)
Title: Glynn County Citizens' Council letter and membership application
Dates: 1964
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2252

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Application forms.
Citizens' Councils of America.
Georgia--Politics and government--20th century.
Glynn County (Ga.)
Glynn County Citizens' Council (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)
Voting.

Administrative Information

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Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.