Interview with Wyomia Tyus, September 26, 2019

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

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Description

Wyomia Tyus grew up in Griffin, Georgia where she attended Anne-Shockley Elementary School and Fairmont High School. She later attended Tennessee State University where she ran, and competed in the 1964 and 1968 Olympics. In this interview Tyus talks about discrimination, attending University, her time in the Olympics, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1970s.

Date

2019-09-26

Identifier

RBRL418GAA-024

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Duration

103 minutes



Citation

Wyomia Tyus et al., “Interview with Wyomia Tyus, September 26, 2019,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed February 26, 2024, https://georgiaoralhistory.libs.uga.edu/RBRL418GAA/RBRL418GAA-024.

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