Interview with James Deadwyler, April 24, 2022

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Description

James Deadwyler was born and raised in rural Winterville, GA, just outside of Athens. His parents passed when he was young and he was forced to drop out of school to make a living. In this interview, he describes his professional career working with numerous construction companies and on many notable projects. He explains the limitations and barriers to his success as a Black contractor during a still segregated period, and the effort he put into his work to overcome such hindrances. Deadwyler also mentions the church at which he was a deacon, the road where he grew up, and many teachers that influenced his life at Athens High and Industrial School.

Date

2022-04-25

Identifier

RBRL361AOHP-039

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Duration

73 minutes



Citation

James Deadwyler and William Breeding, “Interview with James Deadwyler, April 24, 2022,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed June 12, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-039.

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