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Sweet Auburn Neighborhood Project oral history interviews

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

Collection Description (Extant): The collection consists of oral history interviews and transcripts of interviews of residents and merchants in the Sweet Auburn neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia in 1978. The interviewees discuss personal background, social and economic conditions among the African American residents of Sweet Auburn, recollections of the riot of 1906, the fire of 1917, the Depression, the Butler Street Urban Renewal Project (1950s), cross-town migration, and the civil rights movement. The collection also contains information regarding research and preparation for the grant project.

Date(s): 1978

Digital Status: Unknown

Existing IDs: aarl93-002

Finding Aid URL: External Link

Language: English

Interviewees: Roger McKearny, Mr. Burgess, Maurice Carmichael, Jake Foster, W. A. Scott, III, Ms. Jefferson, Richard Johnson, Hosea Adams, Mr. Glaze, Wendy Robinson, Mike Sears, Joe Walker, A.J. Taylor, Rev. William H. Borders, Hosely Randall, Ms. Simpson, Ron Frazier, Frank Scott, Mr. Minter, Ms. Thomas, Andrew McKenzie, Mamie Oaks, Mr. Hollingsworth, William Maxwell, Mr. Lampkins, Rena Burnson, Rev. Hightower, Nina King, Fletcher Coombs, Tommie Dawson, Walter Oliver, America Watson, Clara Thomas, Mrs. Robinson, Preston Tribles, Count Jackson, Iona McMeen, Benny Smith, Lucille Scott, Dr. Nash, Ms. Hamilton, Jimmy Collier, Matthew Johnson, L. D. Milton, Mable Hawk, Golden Billups, Ron Wilson, Ella Martin, Rev. Moore, Joe Garrison, Mr. Eagleson, Cleveland Scott, John Calhoun, X. L. Neal, Millicent Jordon, C. A. Scott, Mr. Funderberg, T.J. Flanagan, Rev. Jones

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


African American businesspeople
African American clergy--Georgia
African American neighborhoods
Atlanta (Ga.)
Civil rights movements--Georgia
Georgia--Race relations


Sound recordings


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