Interview with Tommy Brown, April 26, 2022

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Description

Tommy Brown was born in Athens in 1940 to a family of seventeen children. Growing up as a sharecropper, he learned much about self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship. In this interview, Brown shares his experiences with the Ku Klux Klan, workplace tensions, and his role in the solving of the murder of Lemuel Penn. He spent much of his life employed at the Chicopee Mill, but he was always doing something secondary to make extra money. Brown also goes into great detail describing the layout of the Athens he grew up with, highlighting businesses and individuals he remembers.

Date

2022-04-26

Identifier

RBRL361AOHP-040

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Duration

78 minutes



Citation

Tommy Brown and William Breeding, “Interview with Tommy Brown, April 26, 2022,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed May 25, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-040.

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