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American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Regional Office, Records

Identifier: M32

Scope and Contents

The collection of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) records contains copies of legal papers from civil liberties cases handled in the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU during the late 1960's and 1970. Charles Morgan, Jr., Director of the Southern Regional Office, was involved in all these cases.

Also included in the Collection is a report of the activities for the first five years (1964-1969) of the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU (Box 3, Folder 1) and a copy of Before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Committee Regarding the Filling of the Alabama Vacancy on the Democratic National Convention, ca. 1968, (Box 3, Folders 2 & 3) which Charles Morgan, Director of the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU, helped to prepare.


  • Creation: 1964-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Noncirculating; available for research

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected from unauthorized copying by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code).

Biographical / Historical

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin to "champion the rights of man set forth in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution." The ACLU issues public statements, organizes protests, and intiates test cases dealing with civil liberty questions. It publishes First Principle (monthly), Civil Liberties (bi-monthly), and a number of handbooks dealing with the civil rights of various groups in American society.

The Southern Regional Office of the ACLU was established in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1964. Its primary task was to assist with legal problems faced by blacks in the eleven states of the Old Confederacy. One goal of the office was to see that blacks in the eleven state region not only received equal treatment in the courts, but that they be allowed to sit on juries and be admitted to the bar.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired by Mr. Buford Posey.

American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Regional Office, Records
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Part of the Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Repository

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