Interview with Isaiah Ellison, September 6, 2022

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Description

Isaiah Ellison was born to a large, rural Georgian family in 1948. During childhood, his family moved to several cities across the state of Georgia until they ended up in Athens, where Ellison still resides. In this interview, Ellison shares memories of KKK attacks on his homes, his father’s unofficial incarceration, and bullying at the integrated Athens High School. He also shares his career experiences, including sharecropping with his family, serving as a paralegal for the Georgia Legal Services Program, and opening his own businesses. Ellison concludes with discussions of East Athens, a business center called Triangle Plaza, and political representation in the local government.

Date

2022-09-06

Identifier

RBRL361AOHP-069

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Duration

100 minutes



Citation

Isaiah Ellison and William Breeding, “Interview with Isaiah Ellison, September 6, 2022,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed June 23, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-069.

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