Interview with Eunice Mixon, October 2, 2008

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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Eunice Lastinger Mixon taught eighth grade science and high school biology, chemistry and physics for thirty years in the Tift County School System, and was an instructor at the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. In 1974, gubernatorial candidate George Busbee, acquainted with Mixon through his advocacy for teachers in the legislature, appointed her as his Tift County campaign chairman, and Mixon's success at grassroots organizing earned her a reputation as a valuable political ally in south Georgia. Mixon discusses applying her teaching skills to the campaign trail, her conflicts with Busbee's campaing headquarters, campain radio ads, and her attempts at balancing life as a grandmother and as a campaign chair. Mixon talks about her experiences with the Democratic Party and discusses the Georgia flag controversy, the economy, and Democratic Party's dependence on minorities and labor unions.






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Eunice Mixon and Bob Short, “Interview with Eunice Mixon, October 2, 2008,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 25, 2024,