This Day in Georgia History
March 11, 1956
Iris Blitch Signed Southern Manifesto
Georgia congresswoman Iris Blitch signed the “Southern Manifesto” - a declaration of constitutional reasons for opposing the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1954 and 1955 Brown v. Board of Education decisions. In adding her signature, she joined 80 other U.S. Representatives and 19 U.S. Senators from the South - including the entire Georgia delegation.