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Andrew J. Young Papers

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Identifier: aarl98-005
Scope and Contents note The Andrew J. Young Papers document his career and family life spanning more than 50 years, including his positions as a minister, civil rights activist, Congressman, Ambassador to the United Nations, Mayor of Atlanta, Co-Chair of the 1996 Atlanta Committee of the Olympic Games, and his involvement with Law Companies Group, Inc. and GoodWorks International. The collection contains correspondence, speeches, press releases, calendars, books, minutes, reports, publications, articles,...

Civil rights discussion series recordings

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Identifier: aarl97-017
Overview The series of recordings of Atlanta Fulton Public Library's Oral history discussion series in 1997 treats the involvement of Atlanta University students in the Civil Rights movement and more specifically in the Atlanta University Student Movement. The former students discussed picket lines, sit-ins, the student leaders, and The appeal for human rights. The speakers also include lawyers who supported the students during their protests.

Living Atlanta oral history collection

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Identifier: aarllivingatlanta
Overview 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...

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Atlanta Branch records

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Identifier: aarl98-007
Scope and Contents note The NAACP Atlanta Branch Records document the administration and committee work of the organization. The collection comes primarily from Jondelle Johnson’s tenure as Executive Director from 1972-1985 and her leadership with the Special Projects Committee in the 1990s. Presidents represented in the collection include Samuel W. Williams, C. Miles Smith, Lonnie King, and Julian Bond. The collection spans nearly 40 years and documents the Branch’s activities and initiatives through legislation,...

Sweet Auburn Neighborhood Project oral history interviews

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Identifier: aarl93-002
Overview 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...

WERD oral history interviews

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Identifier: aarl90-008
Overview The collection consists of twenty segments compiled and produced by Harold Lamar and broadcast from October 3-7, 1989 on radio station WVEE-WAOK (Atlanta, Ga.). The segments document the history of radio station WERD from 1949 until its demise in 1970. Topics discussed include the purchase of WERD by Jesse B. Blayton, moving the station from downtown Atlanta to Auburn Avenue, Jesse B. Blayton and the Blayton family, the relationship between black and white announcers or staff at the station,...

Willard L. Strickland papers

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Identifier: aarl96-009
Overview The papers date from the 1960s to 1989 and consist of photographs, news clippings, and memorabilia related to Willard L. Strickland's career as a police officer in Atlanta and Decatur, Georgia and his role integrating the Decatur Police Dept.