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Phase Four - The Quest for Black Power - 1967

January: Julian Bond is finally sworn into office as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives after winning his seat for the third time (necessary because the legislature kept voiding his election because of his anti-Vietnam stance).

Eliza Paschall, a white activist who had been president of the League of Women Voters, is appointed executive director of the Community Relations Commission, an agency charged with investigating and reporting racial discrimination and with mediating human relations conflicts.

African Americans sit-in at the office of the superintendent of Atlanta public schools, protesting the slow process of desegregation and double sessions in black schools and calling for black appointments to top administrative positions.

June: A racial rebellion occurs in Dixie Hills, a black community, after a man and woman complain of police brutality. After a Molotov cocktail is thrown at a police officer, several police officers fire into a crowd. One person is killed and a 9-year-old boy is one of three wounded.