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Title Interview with Fay Powell
Reference AV 180.24
Library Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Collection Name Voices Across the Color Line Oral History Collection, VIS 180, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center
Collection Overview This oral history program was developed as a means to expand the information regarding Civil Rights activities in Atlanta and in Georgia. The bulk of these oral histories deal with the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta. Specific events that are mentioned include the student movement centering around Atlanta University; The Committee On Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR); creation and publication of the Atlanta Enquirer newspaper; the organization of the Atlanta Committee of Cooperative Action (ACCA), the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and activities to desegregate city buses and restaurants. Other topics that are discussed on the tapes include desegregation of the public schools and libraries and the organization of Help Our Public Education (H.O.P.E.).
Date 19 Jan 2006
Description Fay Bellamy Powell was a civil rights activist. In this interview she discusses her involvement with the SNCC.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Organisations, Associations and Societies; Civil Rights and Black Power
Keywords military, education, sharecroppers, schools, church, busing, segregation, business, government, integration, black power, community protest, finance, politics, civil rights, legislation, police, shootings, racial tensions, racial violence
Places Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia; New York; Alabama; Mississippi
People Till, Emmett; Regon, Cordell; Robinson, Ruby Doris Smith; Malcolm X; Shabazz, Betty
Organisations/Associations Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); National Urban League (NUL); Congress of Racial Equality (CORE); Ku Klux Klan
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the catalogue of the Atlanta History Center.
Name Powell, Fay
Interviewer Merritt, Carole
Date of Recording 19 Jan 2006
Duration 02:30:52
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center