Interview with John Clark, April 22, 2022
Collection: Athens Oral History Project
John Clark was raised in Oglethorpe County in a family of twelve siblings and moved to Athens upon the death of his father in 1965. After completing Burney-Harris High School, he served in the military before returning to Georgia and studying law at Savannah State University. In this interview, he recounts his experiences growing up at the end of the Jim Crow era, his path to activism, and how his career has shown him that serving the community is more important than making a profit. He also discusses community relations in the Black community and how he feels that they are too focused on sports today, instead of resurrecting strong intergenerational relationships.
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John Clark and William Breeding, “Interview with John Clark, April 22, 2022,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 26, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-037.