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 1942-1976 out of New Orleans; Louisville, KY; and Atlanta. The newspaper supported and advocated desegregation before and after the Civil Rights Movement. It covered groups like the 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. Please contact us if you would like a copy of an article or if you have any questions.