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Living Atlanta oral history collection

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History

Collection Description (CRHP): Topics include: Race relations, Booker T. Washington High School, Auburn Avenue and Atlanta's black commerce, Atlanta's five African American colleges, the Black Crackers and their championship team of 1938, white liberals and Atlanta's interracial organizations, the Committee for Interracial Cooperation, the Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, the Southern Regional Council, the Klan in Atlanta, black dance clubs and bands, police and the black community, the fight to hire black police, black politics in Atlanta, and Atlanta's black newspapers.

Collection Description (Extant): Taped interviews, radio programs, transcripts of some of the interviews, material relating to funding, and background research, of the oral history project Living Atlanta: an Oral History of the City Between the World Wars, produced by Radio Free Georgia Broadcasting Foundation between 1977 and 1978. Topics include Atlanta Crackers baseball team, blues, business, economic conditions, education, Jews, Ku Klux Klan, police, politics and government, race relations, and social life. Persons represented include William B. Hartsfield and James Key. Interviews mainly conducted by Harlon Joye, Clifford M. Kuhn, and E. Bernard West.

Date(s): 1977

Finding Aid URL: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/aafa/html/aafa_aarlliving-atlanta.html External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Clarence Bacote, Ivella Blayton, William Holmes Borders, B. R. Brazeal, M. A. "Peanut" Brown, John Calhoun, Estelle Clemmons, Warren Cochrane, John Griffin, Herbert Jenkins, Benjamin Mays, L. D. Milton, Eliza Paschall, Arthur Raper, C. A. Scott

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

Subjects:

African American press
African American universities and colleges
Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching
Atlanta (Ga.)--Race relations
Atlanta Black Crackers (Baseball team)
Ku Klux Klan (1915- )

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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