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Williams, Aubrey Willis, 1890-1965


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Alert Americans Association broadside "Martin Luther King...At Communist Training School”

Collection number: ahc.MSS964f
Scope and Contents Alert Americans Association published this broadside, "Martin Luther King...At Communist Training School,” on page four of The Augusta Courier. The boradside depicts a photo of a group of men in a class at the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee. Myles Horton founded the school in 1932; it was a center for adult education on labor rights and African American citizenship. As an integrated space, the school hosted civil rights leadership...
Dates: 1963 July 8

Aubrey Williams transcript of "The Failure of Gradualism"

Collection number: ahc.MSS957f
Scope and Contents

This collection contains a transcript of Aubrey Williams' speech, "The Failure of Gradualism" that that he presented in Atlanta, Georgia, before the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, a historically Black fraternity. In the speech, Williams calls for a united stand against States' Rights Democratic Party, commonly called Dixiecrat, politicians and white supremacists and argues against a gradualist approach to desegregation.

Dates: 1949