28. Civil Rights movement had a very significant influence on African–Americans in Georgia and the nation. The important achievement of this movement was Civil Rights Act of 1964, that outlawed any discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements. It also eliminated racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public, also known as public accommodations.
The most significant events in Georgia after WWII were events related to civil
right movement such as 1955 bus boycott.
Another significant event was Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996. These
events shaped the state very positively by providing a better and more positive
image of the State of Georgia in the US and in the world