Black Activism
White Resistance

Integrating Macon

In the 1960's, Macon was as segregated as any other city in the South. Over time, the city integrated, without major violence but with some difficult moments and with some significant losses.

Black Activism and the Macon Bus Boycott
In 1962, Billy Randall organized a boycott of the Macon transit company that led to the integration of many other facilities in the city.

White Resistance to Integration in Macon

Resistance in Macon was not a violent or uncompromising as some cities, but it was significant.

The Case over Baconsfield Park

Senator Augustus Bacon bequeathed land for a park for the white children of Macon. The Supreme Court heard a challenge to the Senator's will, and Macon lost a park.