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David Roberts oral history collection

Repository: Atlanta University Center (Ga.). Archives and Special Collections

Collection Description (Extant): Roberts interviewed members of Atlanta's African American community who were born in the late 19th century. Most subjects were Georgia natives and a few were graduates of Atlanta University Center schools. He asked them to discuss their memories of various prominent African Americans and events, as well as living conditions in the first half of the 20th century. He generally asked them the same questions and let them elaborate at will. He was especially interested in segregation and race relations, and asked about the way African Americans were treated in the justice system, hospitals, and in the workplace. He also asked about their memories of Atlanta specifically, including the 1906 riot, Ku Klux Klan visits, and Booker T. Washington High School, the first high school for African Americans in Atlanta.

Date(s): 1973

Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box); Cassette audiotapes (7 original, 7 use copies)

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Miles Greene Amos, Leona Florence Carter, Thomas Jefferson Flanagan, Martin Luther King Sr., Mary J. Todd McKenzie, Josephine H. Dibble Murphy, Homer E. Nash, Henrietta White Parker, Andrew W. Parks, Bertie Wallace

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American universities and colleges
African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia
Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations
Civil rights movements--Georgia
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Social integration--Georgia


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