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Civil Rights Newspapers

The Valdosta State University Archives and Special Collections Civil Rights Database is an index of the Southern Patriot. The Southern Patriot was a progressive southern newspaper that ran from from 1942-1973 out of South Carolina. The newspaper supported and advocated desegregation before and after the Civil Rights Movement. It covered groups like the militant-leaning Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in a favorable light. It covered the youth movements, sit-ins, and acts of civil disobedience surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and inspired activists in their endeavors.

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