The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
I remember hour
Repository: DeKalb History Center
Collection Description (CRHP): Topics include the Decatur High School Desegregation Program and the African American community of Scottdale, Georgia.
Collection Description (Extant): The oral history collection, known as the "I Remember Hour" collection, is composed of VHS and audio tapes of interviews with longtime DeKalb residents, government officials, and other community leaders.
In 1984, Congressman James Mackay, who served as President of the DeKalb Historical Society (1984-1986), developed the idea to create an oral history collection to document the history of DeKalb County, Georgia. His plan called for interviewing public officials, teachers, shopkeepers, and other longtime residents of DeKalb who had different experiences and memories to share. These interviews were usually an hour long and thus were known as the "I Remember Hour." The collection contains over 130 interviews.
Finding Aid URL: http://www.dekalbhistory.org/OralHistory.htm
Interviewees: Margaret Bridges, Charles M. Clayton, Brad Clement, George Dillard, John Evans, John Lewis, Mike Mears, Wallace Nelms, Marion Sams, Richard Sams, Delores Stockard, Judson C. Ward
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights movements--Georgia