Interview with Earnest Thompson, June 15, 2023
Collection: Athens Oral History Project
Earnest Thompson was born in 1935 in Charleston, South Carolina. He was raised through the Great Depression and gives a look into what childhood was like in that era. In this interview, Thompson details his life, his career, and his views, providing insight as to what grade school was like in the 40s and 50s, and recalls his college years studying physics at Howard University. He reflects on his career in computer science, his role as an educator after retirement, and completes the interview sharing details about his views on God and Christianity. Throughout the interview he emphasizes the importance of a proper understanding of history and how essential love is for a successful life.
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Earnest Thompson and William Breeding, “Interview with Earnest Thompson, June 15, 2023,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 26, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL361AOHP/rbrl361aohp-112.