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Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters oral history interviews

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (Ga.).
Title: Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters oral history interviews
Dates: 1990-
Quantity: 83.0 videocassettes
Quantity: VHS
Identification: aarl91-007

Biographical/Historical Note

The Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (AIB) has existed since 1969 as a pioneer in local religious television across America. The primary role of the organization is community service. It presents programs with a worship theme for persons unable to attend services. AIB is an interfaith support structure for local congregations, motivating people to join and get involved in the life of the congregation.

AIB operates a cable network which is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are interested in both the media and the Atlanta religious community. The Board sets programming policy, format, and general guidelines pertaining to the network's operations. The cable network operates out of the Peachtree Christian Church in northeast Atlanta, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

AIB's video project began in 1990 with several purposes: (1) documenting the reminiscences of elderly members of various Afro-American churches throughout Atlanta through oral history interviews; (2) recording individual church histories; (3) interviewing outstanding personalities of the South who have made a difference to society and documenting their oral history; (4) recording styles of singing and worship that existed in a previous time and which are dying out; and (5) documenting current religious expression in the South.


Index Terms

African American churches--Southern States.
African American clergy--Southern States.
African American women clergy--Southern States.
African Americans--Civil rights--Southern States.
African Americans--Southern States--Economic conditions.
African Americans--Southern States--Religion.
African Americans--Southern States--Social conditions.
Civil rights movements--Southern States.
Oral histories (document genre).
Southern States--Race relations.
Video recordings.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters oral history interviews, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.

Donation to Atlanta-Fulton Public Library

On July 15, 1991, Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters donated 22 videos to the Samuel Williams Collection of the Special Collections Department of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library. The videotapes represent several denominations and reflect the history of many different communities throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Included are interviews with eighteen individuals; a worship service taped in the Sea Islands of South Carolina; and a lecture delivered at a religious conference. AIB will continue to donate tapes from their video project to the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library as new ones are created. The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History will house the collection in the Archives Division.


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.


Container List

 

Series I: [General]

Bishop John Howard Dell, 1902-1992, 1990
Interviewer: Unknown.
Bishop Dell was one of the members of the Steering Committee of the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Video Project. The interview took place in his office. An ordained minister of the Church of God in Christ, he helped to start over 5 churches throughout Georgia since the 1920's. The taped interview includes pictures of housing and churches in rural Washington County, Georgia in the early 1900's. He became a preacher before his 20th birthday and recounts many of his experiences in the ministry. Bishop Dell was married and the father of 5 children.

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1A, 60 mins.

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1B, 30 mins.

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2Ophelia Bowman, 1910-, December 8, 1990, 30 mins.
Interviewer: Angela Rice, Director of Production, AIB.
This interview took place at Mrs. Bowman's home. Mrs. Bowman was born January 12, 1910 in Crawfordville, Georgia. She had three brothers and sisters. Most of her life has been spent in rural Georgia.
Mrs. Bowman's formal education ended after the 7th grade. She married at age 18 and had 10 children. While her husband worked in Atlanta, she remained in rural Georgia farming.

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3Reverend Anderson C. Epps, 1918 -, January 9, 1990, 48 mins.
Interviewer: unknown
Rev. A.C. Epps was born in 1918 in Covington, Georgia. He grew up in Elberton, Georgia in a family of 8 children. Rev. Epps graduated from Clark College in 1944 and received a Doctor of Divinity Degree from that same institution in 1972. He also received a theology degree from Gammon Theological Seminary in 1947.
Rev. Epps recalls his first preaching job in 1943 and the discrimination he encountered in 1946 when trying to buy a house in Atlanta in a previously all-white neighborhood. He recalls Auburn Avenue and Hunter Street as thriving communities in the 1940's, 50's and 60's.
Rev. Epps recounts some history of the Methodist Church in the South and the part that the Methodist Church played in the education of Blacks in the South. He has served in an administrative capacity in the Methodist Church since 1960. Among his heroes are Jackle Robinson, Bill Cosby, Joe Louis, and Harry Hoosier.

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4Cornelius Adolphus (C.A.) Scott, 1908, n.d., 60 mins.
Interviewer: unknown
C.A. Scott is one of the founders of the Atlanta Daily World newspaper, the first Black-owned daily newspaper in the country. The newspaper began publication in 1928. He was born in Edwards, Mississippi in 1908, one of six sons. His father was a minister in the Church of Christ Church, as well as a printer. He discusses his early life; how the newspaper came into existence; life on Auburn Ave. in the 1920's and 30's; helping Blacks who wanted to get into the printing or journalism business; and some of the civil rights gains that occurred in Atlanta as a result of the newspaper's efforts. Mr. Scott is married and has 2 daughters, one of whom works in the family newspaper. Mr. Scott took over as publisher of the Atlanta Daily World in 1934 when his brother, W.A. Scott II, was killed.

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5W.A. Scott III, 1923 -, 1990, 27 mins.
Interviewer: Rev. William Womack, host of "The Public Affair"
This interview took place in the studios of "The Public Affair" program, a production of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters. William A. Scott III is the son of William A. Scott, II, who helped to run the Atlanta Daily World from its beginnings in 1928. W.A. Scott III recounts some of the history and successes of the Daily World and the 50 other newspapers that made up the Scott enterprises. He elaborates on W.E.B. DuBois' history and contributions to social justice for Black people. Some of the gains in civil rights in which the newspaper played a part are recalled.
George M. Coleman, 1922-, January 9, 1991
Interviewer: Angela Rice
This interview took place in the home of George Mason Coleman, a reporter for the Atlanta Daily World newspaper from 1951 - 1981. Mr. Coleman was born in Atlanta in 1922 and attended Booker T. Washington High School. He discusses how important moral values and racial pride were in his youth. As a police reporter, he recalls many court cases and trials that he covered. His numerous scrapbooks filled with stories and poems he has written are depicted in the interview. Mr. Coleman also worked for the Atlanta Voice newspaper after he left the Atlanta Daily World.

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6A, 60 mins.

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6B, 45 mins.

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7Dr. Wyatt T. Walker - conference presentation, n.d., 30 mins.
This videotape is a presentation Dr. Walker gave to a religious convention at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, Georgia where he discusses the history of music in the Black church. Dr. Walker is pastor of the Canaan Baptist Church in New York City and the foremost authority on music in the Black Church. The story of the development of Black music from the earliest spiritual in 1760 to contemporary gospel of the 1990's is animatedly described. The lecture is interspersed with musical selections and audience participation.

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8Othello "Chico" Renfroe, 1923-1991, 1991, 30 mins.
Interviewer: Rev. William Womack, host of "The Public Affair,"
This interview took place in the studios of "The Public Affair" program, a production of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters. Chico Renfroe was a member of the Negro Baseball League and a sports announcer after his baseball career ended. He played for the Atlanta Black Crackers and the Kansas City Monarchs from 1938 to 1946 when major league baseball integrated. Most of the interview recalls his experiences in the Negro Baseball League, playing with such legends as Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and Cool Papa Bell. He also recalls the discrimination that Black Cubans faced in trying to play baseball in the United States.

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9J.L. Chestnut, Jr, 45 mins.
Interviewer: Angela Rice
Mr. J. L. Chestnut, Jr. was the first Black lawyer in Selma, Alabama. He discusses his work for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in Alabama beginning in 1958 and the ways in which the direct action movements of the day and the legal defense remedies clashed. He recalls isolation from the Black as well as the White community in Selma because of his taking the less popular approach of legal reform. He gives some history of the Selma March and splits within the Civil Rights family. He also discusses present conditions in Selma and his recent autobiography, Black in Selma.

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10Praise House Worship Service, 55 mins.
This is a videotaping of a worship service in Helena Island, S.C. at the Tenth Annual Heritage Festival on that island. The service takes place at the Frissell Community House. The Reverend Kenneth Doe, pastor, St. Joseph's Baptist Church and Ms. Mildred Jeanette are mentioned as being responsible for Heritage Days on this island. Hymns, spirituals and prayers, and scripture reading are featured.

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11John Shropshire, 1913 -, 60 mins.
Interviewer: Angela Rice
This interview takes place in the home of Mr. John Shropshire. Mr. Shropshire was born in Douglasville, Georgia in 1913. He recalls his high school years attending Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta and his various jobs in dry cleaning, life insurance and the Atlanta Housing Authority. He served in World War II and gives an account of his experiences in North Africa and Italy.

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12Weeda Daniel, 1901-, unknown, 40 mins.
Interviewer: Angela Rice
The interview takes place in Mrs. Daniel's home. Mrs. Daniel was born in 1901 in Woosie, Georgia. She received her early education at a Presbyterian school in Anniston, Alabama. Mrs. Daniel recalls her marriage in 1918, raising 2 children and her work as a domestic. Married 3 times, she helped her first husband run a small nightclub called Hilltop in Cave Springs, Alabama, and after his death, she managed the club alone.

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13Father Henry James Bowden, unknown., 60 mins.
Interviewer: unknown
Father Henry Bowden is a native of Brunswick, Georgia and an Episcopalian priest. He recounts in his interview his early years in Brunswick. He attended St. Augustine College in Raleigh, N.C. in 1918, College of City of New York in 1921, Shaw University and finally graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1925. He attended seminary at Columbia University and graduated in 1929.
Father Bowden recalls being a chaplain in World War II and his work at a number of churches throughout the United States. He also discusses some of the persons who influenced his life, such as Benjamin Mays.

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14Cora Lee Johnson, 1990, 30 mins.
Interviewer: Rev. William Womack, host of "The Public Affair."
This interview took place in the studios of "The Public Affair" program, a production of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters. Mrs. Johnson is an activist in Soperton, GA for the rights of low income women. She has helped to organize members of the community where she lives to get better services for them. In the interview she stresses education; motivating people to help themselves; her travels around the country as a member of several advocacy boards; and the Sewing Center in Treutlen County, GA which she helped to organize.

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15Amanda Jackson, 1908 -, unknown., 40 mins.
Interviewer: unknown
This interview took place in Mrs. Jackson's home. Mrs. Jackson recalls her childhood in Athens, Georgia, her marriage to a Baptist minister, and her church activities.

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16Ralph David Abernathy, 1926 - 1990, December 1989, 30 mins.
Interviewer: Rev. William Womack, host of "The Public Affair."
This interview took place in the studios of "The Public Affair" program, a production of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters: It was recorded 4 months before Rev. Abernathy's death. Rev. Abernathy recalls his days in the civil rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama; his marriage to his wife; his activities with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; and his autobiography.

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17Askia Touré, 30 mins.
Interviewer: Rev. William Womack, host of "The Public Affair."
This interview took place in the studios of "The Public Affair" program, a production of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters. Askia Touré is a writer who worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Mississippi and Atlanta, GA. He discusses his book, From the Pyramids to the Projects, as well as genocide in the Black community. He relates the drug business of the 20th century to the slave trade of the 19th century. He also reads from 2 of his poems.

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18Rev. William Holmes Borders, Sr., 1925 - 1993, 30 mins.
Interviewer: Angelia Wright, host of "The Public Affair"
This interview took place in the studios of "The Public Affair" program, a production of Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters. Rev. Borders recalls his childhood in Macon, GA; his marriage and ministerial work in Evanston, IL and at Wheat St. Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA for over 50 years. Some of the accomplishments made under his pastorate at Wheat St. Church are highlighted.

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19Edna Lewis, 30 mins.
Interviewer: Miriam Strickman Levitas, host of "The Older Connection."
This interview took place in the studios of "The Older Connection" program. Edna Lewis is a renowned cook and is known as the grand dame of Southern cooking. At the time of this interview she was 75 years old. She has written several cookbooks which reflect her close family bonds growing up in Freetown, VA. She advocates eating meals together as a family and talks about techniques for growing food.

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20Jessie Mae Ophelia Wesley, August 16, 1990, 30 mins.
Interviewer: unknown
Jessie Wesley was raised in Walton County, GA, one of 7 children. She recalls her grandparents raising her. She married at age 18 and had 4 children. She recalls her work in the Community Baptist Church and working as a domestic and cook.

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21AAfrican-Americans in the Bahai Faith, Part 1, January 25, 60 mins.
Interviewer: Angela Rice
Interview location: AIB studio
Three members of the Bahai temple in Atlanta, Jayne Mahboubi, Clarence DuBois, and Patricia Steele, discuss their religion, focusing on its call for the abolishment of all prejudice and its relevance for African-Americans. They talk about the history of Bahai in the South, especially in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia. They discuss the relationship of the Bahai religion to other religions and to society as a whole, recalling how they eventually chose this spiritual path and how their families reacted to their decision.

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21BAfrican-Americans in the Bahai Faith, Part 2, 48 mins.
Interviewer: Clarence DuBois;
Interview location: AIB studio,
DuBois interviews three fellow members of the Atlanta Bahai temple, Marion P. Jackson, Thomas R. Varner, and Zachary "Running Bear" Vaughn. They discuss the origin of the Bahai faith and its basic tenets, and examine its relationship to Islam and Christianity. In addition, they recount their own religious and social backgrounds, and their personal experiences in the Bahai faith.

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22Juanity Abernathy, 30:00
An Active participant in the Civil Rights Movement. She was married to the late Ralph David Abernathy. This is a public affair interview with William Womack and aired previously on the AIB Cable Network.

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23Jessie Barnett, 43:00
Member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Athens, Georgia. She was born in Wilkes County, Georgia. She was the ninth child of thirteen children. This video is presented in cooperation with the Office for Black Catholic Ministry, Archdiocese of Atlanta.

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24Dr. Leon Bass, 1994, 34:00
An African American soldier who helped liberate concentration camps. He holds a masters and doctoral degree from Tempe University. After the war, he served as principal of Benjamin Franklin High School in Philadelphia. This speech was given during the Holocaust Memorial Service at the Georgia State Capitol in 1994.

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25Bethsaida Baptist Church, December 1992, 54:00
The church was founded in 1868 and is located in the Shermantown community, an historic all-black community in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Recorded December, 1992.

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26Mrs. Dorothy Bolden, March 16, 1994, 1:53:00
A community activist and founder and president of the National Domestic Workers Association. She served as an advisor to the Carter and Reagan administrations. This interview was recoded on March 16, 1994. Parts 1 & 2.

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27Rev. Dr. J.R. Coan, August 24, 1991, 1:06:00
One of the organizers of the Wright Institute, "One of the strongest centers of theological training for Africans in South Africa." He also held professorships at several colleges and seminaries. He grew up in Orangeburg, South Carolina and attended South Carolina State College.
Recorded August 24, 1991.

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28Alex Colquitt, December 18, 1991, 42:00
A deacon at the Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
Recorded 12/18/91.

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29Sujette Fountain Crank, October 28, 1991, 60:00
A member of Big Bethel A.M.E. Church. She has been an active participant in several church organizations. She is also the first woman to chair the trustee board at Big Bethel A.M.E. Church. Mrs. Crank is known in Atlanta for her volunteerism and is particularly proud of her affiliation with the National Council of Nego Women and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.
This interview was recorded October 28, 1991.

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30AReverend John Cross, Part 1, March 19, 1994, 124 mins.
Interviewer: Angela Rice
Interview location: AIB studio
Reverend Cross was co-pastor of the Oakhurst Baptist Church in Decatur from 1971-1977, and the Director of Black Church Relations of the Atlanta Baptist Association from 1977 until his retirement in 1989. He was pastor of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama at the time of the 1963 bombing which killed four black girls and shocked the nation. In Part 1, he discusses his childhood in rural Arkansas, his education, his pastorship at the 16th Street Baptist Church and at Oakhurst, his efforts to improve interracial relations among churches, and a number of other topics.

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30BReverend John Cross, Part 2, 63 mins
Part 2 is a duplicate of the second hour of the interview conducted in Part 1, beginning with the Birmingham years.

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30CReverend John Cross, Part 3, 16 mins.
Part 3 wraps up the interview. Reverend Cross summarizes his major achievements, talks about his unfulfilled goals, and describes the social, financial, and managerial details of running a church.

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30Reverend John Cross, Part 1, 30 mins.
Interviewer: Reverend William Womack,
Interview location: AIB studio.
Reverend Womack interviews Reverend Cross in two episodes of the local cable TV program "The Public Affair." In Part 1, Reverend Cross talks about the beginnings of his ministry and civil rights activism in Richmond, Virginia and at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. He describes the events surrounding the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

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30EReverend John Cross, Part 2, 30 mins.
In Part 2, he discusses the aftermath of the bombing, including the reactions of the church's members, and the delayed arrest and conviction of the perpetrator.
NOTE: the tape contains a clip of an interview with another, unidentified person.

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31Rev. Aldophus Sumner Dickerson, 43:00
The first Black federal prison chaplain in the country and the first Black president of the Christian Council of Metropolitan Atlanta. He is a retired United Methodist minister.

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32Rev. Albert (Kim) Dreisbach, 22.00
Father Dreisbach is the director of the Altanta International Center for the Continuing Study of the Shroud of Turin. Father Dreisbach is an Episcopal Priest and was active in the Civil Rights Movement. He continues to be an advocate of racial unity and equality.

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33Rev. Dr. William Flippen, January 14, 1991, 1:01:00
Pastor of the Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Previous to pastoring in Atlanta, Rev. Flippen was the pastor of churches in rural Georgia. In this interview he talks about pastoring in urban and rural environments.
Recorded January 14, 1991.

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34Reverend Austin Ford, 29 mins.
Interviewer: Richard Bounton
Interview location: AIB studio
Reverend Ford is the director of Emmaus House in Atlanta, an organization he joined in 1966. He describes the development of civil rights activism in Atlanta and Emmaus House's role in it, the history of public school integration in Atlanta, the fight for equitable distribution of social programs, and the future of anti-poverty activism.

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35Rev. James Greene, January 28, 1994, 1:17:00
Rev. Greene for over thirty years pastored the Greater New Light Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Rev. Greene is very outspoken on the issue of the church and racism. He also served as a chaplain in the United States Army.
Recorded January 28, 1994.

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36Rev. Gabriel Hardeman, January 23, 1993, 53:00
A presiding elder in the A.M.E. Church. He talks about his career in the ministry and in the A.M.E. Church. He has served in urban and rural areas. He was called to preach at an early age and was given his first pastorate at the of 17.
Recorded November 23, 1993

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37Rev. Cornelius Henderson, November 2, 1992, 36:00
At the time of this interview was pastor of the Ben Hill United Methodist Church.
Recorded November 2, 1992

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38Edward A. Mencer, Sr, June 22, 1994, 51:00
A member of Saint Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a retired chief warrant officer, United States Army. Mr. Mencer was born in a farming community in Eufaula, Alabama. This interview is presented in cooperation with the Office for Black Catholic Ministry, Archdiocese of Atlanta.
Recorded June 22, 1994

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39Deacon Alfred Mitchell, 36.00
A member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Decatur, Georgia. He is also the director of the permanent diaconate for the Archiodecese of Atlanta. Deacon Mitchell is a native of South Carolina. He converted to Catholicism in 1959. This interview is presented in cooperation with the Office for Black Catholic Ministry, Archdiocese of Atlanta.

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40Rev. Henry H. Mitchell and Dr. Ella Pearson Mitchell
Dr. Henry Mitchell and Dr. Ella Pearson Mitchell are visiting professors at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta where they team teach. Both are scholars and publishers of numerous books and articles on preaching in the African-American Church.

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41Rev. John B. Morris, 33:00
Father John Morris is former director of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity. Father Morris was instrumental in tearing down racial barriers in the Episcopal Church.

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42Rev. W. J. Stafford, November 30, 1992, 41:00
The pastor of the Free For All Baptist Church. The Free For All Baptist Church opens its doors to all religions and denominations. Pastor Stafford once ran for mayor of Atlanta, owned one of Atlanta's prominent night clubs and was convicted and imprisoned for fraud.
Recorded November 30, 1992

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43Rev. Dr Darius Swan and Vera Swan, 1:02:00
Fraternal workers for the Presbyterian Church and were appointed to work in India for 12 years. They talk about their experiences as missionaries in India and the role of the African American missionary worker.

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44Carleen Thomas, May 25, 1994, 51:00
A member of our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Mrs. Thomas is an active member of the church and has received an award from the Pope.
Recorded May 25, 1994

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45Mildred Turner, September 30, 1991, 60:00
A community activist in several rural Georgia communities. She was an educator in both the church and in public schools.
Recorded 9/30/1991

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46Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, Parts 1 (1:54:00) and 2 (34:00).
The board chairman of the Black Action Strategies and Information Center in Atlanta, Georgia, and the board chairman for the Center for Democratic Renewal - the Anti-Violence Network. He is also the National Director of Affiliates, SCLC. He was a leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

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47Rev. Andy Young, 28:00
Former mayor of Atlanta is interviewed by William Womack on the Public Affair, a talk show that airs on the AIB Cable Network.

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48Mary Wells, 44:00
An active member of St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in Atlanta. Mrs. Wells has received an award from the Pope. This interview is presented in cooperation with the Office for Black Catholic Ministry, Archdiocese of Atlanta.

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49Sammy Lee Murray, September 18, 1991
An active member of the Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the Mother Board. In this interview she talks about growing up in middle Georgia and changing traditions in the church.
Recorded September 18, 1991

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50New Hope A.M.E. Church, September 30, 1991, 58:00
One of Atlanta's oldest Black churches. It was founded in 1869. The church is located in one of Atlanta'S most prominent communities. During this interview, members of the church talk about the history of the church and the challenges it faces presently.
Recorded September 30, 1991.

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51Bishop Matthew Norwood, 53:00
Pastor of Bible Way Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ. He is also the apostle of foreign missions in the Bible Way Church. He has held this position for 12 years and oversees the foreign missions in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.

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52Esmond Patterson, 49:00
Hosts the number one rated Sunday morning gospel show on WAOK radio in Atlanta, Georgia. The legendary Esmond Patterson has been with WAOK since 1963 and is both an announcer and a salesman. He began his radio career at WERD, the first black radio station in the nation. He is also the recipient of the Diamond Award for AM Personality of the Year in 1988 and is currently a nominee for a spot in the Emerson Radio Hall of Fame along with Dick Clark, Casey Kasem, and Wolfman Jack.
Rev. Calvin Peterson
An activist for the rights of persons with disabilities. Born with cerebral palsy, Rev. Peterson is founder and President of "Disabled in Action"

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53APart 1, 58:00

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53BPart 2, 60:00

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54Bishop Frank Solomon, January 23, 1994, 38:00
The pastor of the Refuge Temple of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Rev. Solomon has made it all the way to the top in his denomination; In 1992 he became the presider of the National and International Body of the Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Recorded 1/23/94

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55Bishop Woodrow Smith, 41:00
Southern regional director of the Community Service Center for the Shrine of the Black Madonna, Pan-African Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Bishop Smith talks about the role of the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church.

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56Bertha Williams, April 1, 1992, 1:17:00
Conducts a street ministry and has bible study and praise services in her home. Born in Abbeyville, Georgia, she once wanted to be a blues singer, but turned to gospel music instead. She discusses her role as a servant of God. She recalls her efforts to get African-Americans registered to vote in Abbeyville, Georgia in the 1940S.
April 1, 1992.

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57Rev. R. L. White, January 2, 1992, 56:00
Founder and pastor of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church was documented as the fastest growing church in North America. Rev. White talks about his call to the ministry and the founding and growth of Mt. Ephraim Church.
Recorded January 2, 1992.

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58Rev. William Womack, March 29, 1994, 1:31:00
An ordained minister, talk show host, recording artist, and the Minister of Music, eneritues at the Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church. Rev. Womack talks about the challenges of being blind and gifted.
Recorded March 29, 1994.
 

Series II: African American Women Ministers

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59Rev. Angela Boatright, February 8, 1995, 36:00
Vicar, St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Decatur, Georgia.
Recorded February 8, 1995

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60Rev. Elizabeth Few, 1991, 1:02:00
Associate pastor, New Hope A.M.E. Church, Atlanta, Georgia.
Recorded 1991

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61Rev. Mary Goodwin, 1992
Founder of Friends for Mission, a mission organization that operates in Haiti. Rev. Goodwin resides in Atlanta.
Recorded 1992

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62Rev Dr. Jacquelyn Grant, November 22, 1994, 1:41:00
Professor of Systematic Theology, founder and director, Black Women in Church and Society, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
Recorded November 22, 1994

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64Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale, 1991, 48:00
Pastor and founder, Ray of Hope, Disciples of Christ, Decatur, Georgia.
Recorded 1991

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65Rev. Dr. Susan Newman, September 21, 1994, 1:12:00
Pastor, First Congregational Church, Atlanta, Georgia.
Recorded September 21, 1994.

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66Canon Nan Pete, 1991
Was Canon to the Ordinary, Diocese of Atlanta, assistant to the Bishop, Episcopal Church.
Recorded 1991.

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67Rev. Dr. Barbara King, 1991, 53:00
Pastor and founder, Hillside International Truth Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
Recorded 1991.

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68Rev. Dr. Patricia Mason, 1991
Enlistment coordinator, Interdenominational Theological Center
Recorded 1991.

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69Rev. Jeanette Pollard
Ordained minister.

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70A-70BRev. Grace Washington
Pastor, Flat Shoals United Methodist Church, Decatur, Georgia.

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71Rev. Lorraine White, 1991
Organizer, Women 'N Touch, a ministry for women, Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church.
Recorded 1991.