Interview with Bennie Roberson, June 24, 2022
Collection: Athens Oral History Project
Bennie Roberson was born in Athens in 1947 where he attended Union Baptist Institute and, upon its completion, Lyons Middle School. In this interview, he recalls historically significant areas such as The Bottom, East Athens, and Hot Corner and describes how Black commerce has become less prominent. He discusses the self-sufficiency of living in the country, the importance of morals, and how community solidarity has disappeared since integration. Roberson emphasizes how the Black community is excluded from certain spheres even today and its relationship with the justice system.
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Bennie Roberson and William Breeding, “Interview with Bennie Roberson, June 24, 2022,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 22, 2023, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-030.