Browse Items (34 total)

Collection: D. W. Brooks Oral History Collection

Brian S. Wills interviews D.W. Brooks. Topics include the “God is Dead” controversy at Emory University, the Methodist involvement in helping Jimmy Carter be elected president, Methodist missionaries, and Brooks' involvement with United Nations.

Collection: Series II. S. Ernest Vandiver Interviews

Ernest Vandiver interviewed by Mel Steeley and Ted Fitzsimmons of West Georgia College. Topics include Senator Russell’s impact on Ernest Vandiver, Vandiver's life since being governor, religion, unfulfilled political aspirations, and Vandiver's…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Linda Fuller Degelmann co-founded Habitat for Humanity International with her husband Millard Fuller. Through her work at Habitat for Humanity she has helped create initiatives such as the Carter Work Projects, Women’s Builds, and mental health care…

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Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Part three of an autobiographical sketch by Dean Rusk, as told to Richard Rusk.

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Collection: Dean Rusk Oral History Collection

Dean Rusk discusses his childhood in Atlanta. Topics include the Ku Klux Klan, Reconstruction, the Leo Frank case, the Atlanta race riot of 1906, and radio.

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Collection: Richard B. Russell, Jr. Oral History Project

Interview with James P. Wesberry Sr., minister, Morningside Baptist Church (Atlanta, Georgia). Topics include anecdotes of Senator Russell; Religion; Russell family; Herman E. Talmadge.

Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

A former member of Congress, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and two-term Mayor of Atlanta, Andrew Young began his political career as a minister and civil rights activist. Young discusses his upbringing in New Orleans, education, early career…

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Collection: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Ray Moore (b. 1922) was an Atlanta TV newsman for twenty-three years. In 1951, he joined WSB Radio and then WSB-TV the following year. Moore resigned as news director of WSB, in 1969, and joined WAGA-TV (Channel 5) until he retired from broadcasting…

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Collection: First Person Project

Sandra and Daniel Riggs discuss racial identity, education, and religious faith.This interview is part of the Georgia Narratives series. 

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Collection: First Person Project

Christine Packwood interviews Athens native Virginia Schultz. Schultz talks about her experience growing up in Normaltown in the 1930s and 1940s, working for the University of Georgia and General Motors, her family, and her religious…

Collection: First Person Project

Louis Boyd interviews Jill Clement. Clement talks about her early life in Massachusetts and her decision to attend Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga., where she met her husband, Charles Clement (see FPP -0020). Clement discusses her decades of…

Collection: First Person Project

Linda Fuller Degelmann was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1941. While in her thirties, Degelmann moved to Americus, Georgia with her husband Millard Fuller and their three children. While in Americus, Degelmann lived on Koinonia Farms before she…

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Collection: First Person Project

Reverend Charlie Cook was born in Greer, South Carolina. As a child, Cook’s family moved around the southeast, which resulted in Cook’s exposure to different churches. Cook preached as a pastor at Wilson Presbyterian Church, Washington Presbyterian…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

James Sims, Jr. was born and raised in rural Oglethorpe County, GA, attended secondary school in Athens, GA, and spent his adult life in Augusta and Atlanta. He is the eldest of six children, in a family of community leaders and groundbreakers. In…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Arthur Sims, Sr. moved from rural Georgia to Athens with his family when he was young and attended segregated Athens High and Industrial School. In this interview he talks about his teenage years participating in Civil Rights movements and jobs he…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Content Warning: This interview includes references to sexual assault. Asia Thomas was born in Athens, Georgia. She is a former candidate in the Athens- Clarke County Commissioner race and has played an active role in the Athens community through her…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Charles Campbell was the fifth of six children in his family, growing up on hand-me-downs and often being looked after by his eldest sister in Paldo. In this interview, shares how his upbringing has affected his self-image and the importance of youth…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Ethel Johnson was born in Athens in 1940, where she grew up and attended West Broad, Reese Street, and Athens Industrial and High School. In this interview, Johnson relates her experiences from grade school to graduate school. She talks about her…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Continuing from her first interview, Ethel Johnson discusses her time in graduate school and from her career. In this interview, Johnson shares her experiences with integration as a teacher and how she became more involved in social services as her…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Jessica Johnson was born in Athens in 1969, where she attended Alps Road Elementary School, Burney-Harris Middle School, and Clarke Central High School. Johnson earned her undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University and her graduate…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Content Warning: This interview includes references to sexual assault.MyKeisha Ross grew up and attended school in Athens, though her family has its roots in Ohio. Raised by a single mother, Ross had to look after herself and got her first job in the…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Content Warning: This interview includes references to addiction, sexual abuse, and domestic violence.Tlayra Jordan was born in 1981 and grew up in Ohio with her great aunt and uncle before moving to Athens as a late teen. In this interview, Jordan…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Randy Watkins was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. He is the current Director of Sales and Operations of More than Blinds as well as an umpire and an officiator of various different sports. In this interview, Watkins talks about the racial divide…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

James Russell Smith was born in 1941 and moved to Athens as a child. He currently leads The Athens Voices of Truth choir, and has done so since it was organized in 1979. In this interview he discusses his upbringing as the son of a sharecropper, his…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Terry Bennett was born in Athens in 1968 and attended local schools until he graduated from Clarke County High School. After graduation, Bennett immediately went to work and eventually began work for Food for the Soul and, later, at the Sparrow’s…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Content Warning: This interview contains racial slurs.Thomas Oglesby was born in Athens in 1951 and grew up on Minor Street between Rockspring and Broad Acres. In this interview, Oglesby discusses his early life, experiences in Youth Development…

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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…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Barbara McRae was born the oldest of six and grew up in a variety of places around the Southeast including Clarks Hill, SC and Augusta, GA. In this interview she discusses her education, meeting her husband and helping him start McRae Family Dental…

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Collection: Athens Music Project Oral History Collection

Hull was born in Athens, Georgia where he was first introduced to music through the Hill Chapel Baptist Church. Hull has worked with music his whole life, though his degree is in Education and Family Development. He currently works as the Clarke…

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Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Jimmy Jones was born in 1936 in Henry County, Georgia. Upon moving to Spalding County, Georgia at an early age, Jones attended Broad Street Elementary School. Jones lived through the desegregation of Fairmont High School and later became involved in…

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Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Kenda Suzette Fuller-Woodard was born in 1959, and grew up in the community of Fairmont, Georgia. In this interview, Fuller-Woodard discusses living in Griffin, Georgia during the 1960s and 70s. Fuller-Woodard touches on a variety of subjects…

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Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Walter Pyron was born in Griffin, Georgia and attended Anna Shockley Elementary during the years of segregation. Pyron additionally worked as the band director for Griffin High School before becoming the assistant principal of Futral Road Elementary…

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Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Howard Wallace grew up in the 1930s in Griffin, Georgia. As a young adult, Wallace joined the Biracial Committee where he worked on the integration process of Griffin. In this interview, Wallace talks about his upbringing, the racial aspects of…

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