Interview with Bill Shipp, March 20, 2013

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

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William “Bill” Shipp worked as a journalist in Georgia for fifty years. In this interview at his home in Acworth, Georgia, Shipp discusses the range of modern Georgia politics, with a particular emphasis on Georgia governors since 1946. Topics include race relations in Atlanta during the Civil Rights Movement, the fall of the county unit system, congressional reapportionment in Georgia, the race between Carl Sanders and Jimmy Carter in 1972, Leroy Johnson, Zell Miller and the Georgia lottery, the rise of the Republican Party in Georgia, the Three Governors Controversy, Herman Talmadge's governorship, Jim Gillis's tenure as the director of the highway department, Roy Barnes and the Georgia flag controversy, Newt Gingrich, Max Cleland, and Shipp's career as a journalist.






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Bill Shipp and Bob Short, “Interview with Bill Shipp, March 20, 2013,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed May 25, 2024,