UGA Black Alumni Oral History Project

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University and colleges--University of Georgia
African Americans--History


The UGA Black Alumni Oral History Project is an initiative of the University Archives unit of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia that began in 2019. The goal of the project is to document the stories of Black students who attended UGA in the 1960s and 70s through interviews and preserve these stories for future generations.

The UGA Black Alumni Oral History Project interviews document the experiences of Black students who attended the University of Georgia in the years following the University's 1961 desegregation. Some of the topics alumni discuss include their reasons for enrolling at UGA, their social lives, their academic goals, their experiences with racism on and off campus, and how their time at UGA has shaped their lives.

All interviews in this collection have been indexed in OHMS.


University of Georgia Libraries


University of Georgia Archives







Interviews in this Collection (9):


Pastor Nawanna Lewis Miller is Founding Chair and Leading Director of the Institute for Christian Discipleship, Inc. in Marietta, Georgia. She is a graduate of H.M. Turner High School in Atlanta, Georgia and one of the early African American…


Dr. Benjamin Rucker is a physician specializing in internal medicine in Augusta, Georgia. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in 1975. Prior to medical school he attended Gainesville Junior College (now the University of…


Janis Ware is the publisher of The Atlanta Voice, a newspaper serving the city's African American community since 1966. She is also the Executive Director of SUMMECH Community Development Corporation, an organization that works to build affordable…


Kenneth Dious was born in Athens, Georgia and attended Athens-Clarke County public schools. After graduating from high school, he attended Savannah State College and later transferred to the University of Georgia. At UGA he earned a degree in…

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