Interview with Barbara Sheats, June 6, 2022

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Description

Barbara Sheats was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. She attended Timothy Road Elementary, Clarke Middle School, Clarke Central High School, and Athens Academy before completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia. In this interview, Sheats reflects on her childhood in Athens and living with the expectations and principles of her father, Herman Sheats. She describes her work at Sheats Barber and Beauty Shop and discusses the politics within the beauty supply industry. She also talks about the history of areas that were once predominantly Black, like The Bottom, and the reasons for the decline in Black property ownership.

Date

2022-06-06

Identifier

RBRL361AOHP-051

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Duration

52 minutes



Citation

Barbara Sheats and William Breeding, “Interview with Barbara Sheats, June 6, 2022,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed April 16, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-051.

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