Interview with Barbara Barnett, Part 1, February 17, 2023

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Content Warning: This interview contains racial slurs.

Barbara Barnett was born in Athens, Georgia in 1950. Barnett is an active member of the Athens community who has dedicated her life to working with youth. In this interview she remembers her early life, growing up in Athens neighborhoods like Morristown and Brooklyn, and her experiences throughout the early days of integration in Clarke County. She also speaks on her program “Rites of Passage”, which serves Athens’ Black youth by teaching Black history and empowerment.


Corrections noted by Barbara Barnett post-interview:
- Barnett's oldest sister left Athens in 1957, not 1952.
- Barnett's parents had six boys and four girls.
- In tenth grade, Barnett transferred to Athens High School, not Athens High Industrial.

Date

2023-02-17

Identifier

rbrl361aohp-084-01

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Duration

96 minutes



Citation

Barbara Barnett and William Breeding, “Interview with Barbara Barnett, Part 1, February 17, 2023,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed April 16, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/rbrl361aohp-084-01.

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