The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Foot soldier project collection
Repository: University of Georgia. Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Collection Description (Extant): The Foot Soldier Project collection, housed at the Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, consists of raw interview and still image footage in various video and audio formats; final video versions of the documentaries; photographs; and research materials used in documentaries and a related monograph by Dr. Maurice Daniels of the University of Georgia.
Audiovisual materials consist primarily of interviews with lesser-known participants in the civil rights movement in Georgia during the 1950s and 1960s. Interviewees include, among others, Judge Horace T. Ward and his associates and contemporaries (including Vernon Jordan, Donald Hollowell, Julian Bond, and Constance Baker Motley); Dr. Hamilton E. Holmes, Sr. and his family, friends, and colleagues; and 1953 Red and Black University of Georgia student editors Walter Lundy, Bill Shipp, Gene Britton, and Priscilla Arnold Davis. Non-interview footage includes Judge Ward's home movies, photographs from the personal archives of Marilyn, Gary, and Isabella Holmes, and other footage used in the documentaries. Also included in the collection are the finished documentaries.
Collection URL: http://www.footsoldier.uga.edu/index.html
Digital Status: Partial
Interviewees: Horace T. Ward, Vernon Jordan, Donald Hollowell, Julian Bond, Constance Baker Motley, Dr. Hamilton E. Holmes, Sr., Walter Lundy, Bill Shipp, Gene Britton, Priscilla Arnold Davis
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American judges
African American lawyers
Civil rights movements--Georgia
Civil rights workers--Georgia
University of Georgia