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General Mills-Kroger oral history collection for the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library

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

Collection Description (CRHP): The collection contains interviews with a variety of individuals including African American businessmen and women, journalists, educators, librarians, community and civil rights activists. The materials document civil rights activities in Atlanta (Ga.), businesses in the Sweet Auburn District of Atlanta, the Atlanta Daily World, and athletics. Of particular interest are a series of interviews with several Tuskegee Airmen who discuss their training in the Air Force, experiences during World War II, and military aircraft.

Collection Description (Extant): The General Mills-Kroger Oral History Collection completed by the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library began in 1994. The purpose of the collection is to collect and make available for research and study the historical and personal recollections of Atlanta's Black cultural organizations, individuals, institutions and communities.

Two years of documentation have gone into the General Mills-Kroger Oral History Collection consisting of oral interviews with 54 Black Atlantans. While the history of prominent local African-Americans and events - Martin Luther King, Jr., Sweet Auburn Avenue story, civil rights movement - are well documented, a panoramic view of Black Atlanta's political, educational, and social development has not been told. Documented are the oral reminiscences of individuals who have made significant contributions to Atlanta, the State of Georgia and the nation. Featured in the collection are the oral histories of Mrs. Henrietta Phillips Antoinin, Mr. T. M. Alexander, Mrs. Freddye S. Henderson, Mr. B. B. Beamon, Mrs. Dorothy Bolden Thompson, Mr. Donald Hollowell, Mrs. Lucile McAllister Scott, Mr. Lo Jelks, Mrs. Annie L. McPheeters, Dr. Horace Tate, Mrs. Clara Stanley Lowe, Col. Charles W. Dryden, and many others.

The Oral History Project was funded by a grant from General Mills, Inc. and the Kroger Company to the Auburn Avenue Advisory Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. The Auburn Avenue Advisory Committee secured the assistance of the Friends of the Auburn Avenue Research Library to coordinate the project.

Date(s): 1994-1999

Existing IDs: aarl94-004

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Henrietta Phillips Antoinin, Jacob Henderson, Freddye S. Henderson, B. B. Beamon, Dorothy Bolden Thompson, Donald Hollowell, Lucile McAllister Scott, Lo Jelks, Annie L. McPheeters, Clara Stanley Lowe, Charles W. Dryden, George M. Coleman, Sophia B. Lovelace, Al Johnson, George Prathe, Horace Bohannon, Huey E. Charlton, Hiram Little, Norris Connally, Valjean Taylor Grisby, Willis J. Hubert, C. A. Scott, Ralph A. Long Sr., Carolyn Long Banks, Wylma Long Blanding, Dorothy Clements, Roswell O. Sutton, Theodore M. Alexander, Raymond Wainwright, Carl Hubbard, C. T. Vivian, James Paschal, Robert Paschal, Lucile M. Scott, Annie Lou Ware-Hendricks, Donald Hollowell, Charles Bell, R. Edwin Thomas, Samuel Nabrit, William L. Calloway, Fletcher Coombs, Paul E. X. Brown, Lavata Lightner, Georgia Allen, William Fowlkes, Karen Webster, Margaret Washington Clifford, Harmon Perry, Carol Merritt, Xernona Clayton, Jondell Johnson, Dr. Otis Smith, Horace T. Ward, Leroy Johnson, Horace Edward Tate, Lyndon Wade

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


Atlanta (Ga.)
Civil rights movements--Georgia
Civil rights workers--Georgia


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