Interview with Arthur Sims, Sr., May 23, 2022

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Description

Arthur Sims, Sr. moved from rural Georgia to Athens with his family when he was young and attended segregated Athens High and Industrial School. In this interview he talks about his teenage years participating in Civil Rights movements and jobs he held to fund his college education. He mentions the numerous churches where he's served after becoming ordained at an early age. He also describes Governor Maddox’s axe handle segregationist movement and its relation to an Athens demonstration. He shares memories of businesses owned by Black Athenians and discusses the significance of learning about histories.
See also James Sims Jr., Fannie Smith

Date

2022-05-23

Identifier

RBRL361AOHP-047

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Duration

50 minutes



Citation

Arthur Sims, Sr. and William Breeding, “Interview with Arthur Sims, Sr., May 23, 2022,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed April 16, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-047.

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