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This Day in Georgia History

March 09, 1956

All-South Centennial Committee Created

Gov. Marvin Griffin signed S.R. 30, a joint resolution of the General Assembly creating the All-South Centennial Committee. Although the resolution does not directly mention the Civil War, it does note that the purpose of the committee is to plan for the centennial of the dates 1861-1865, which the resolution describes as “one of the most momentous period in American history.” Interestingly, S.R. 30 was not one of the bills in Griffin’s legislative package. Also, several of the authors of S.R. 30 were also sponsors of the 1956 bill changing Georgia’s state flag.