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Title Interview with George Coleman
Reference AV 180.05
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 7 Feb 2006
Description George Coleman served in the military during the 1950's and went on to report for the Atlanta Daily World Newspaper.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Organisations, Associations and Societies; Civil Rights and Black Power
Keywords family, slavery, schools, segregation, World War II, training, discrimination, civil rights, hospitals, employment, equality, police, radio, church, leadership, students, business, riots, insurance, hospital segregation, politics
Places Atlanta, Georgia
People King, Martin Luther, Jr; Maddox, Lester; Jenkins, Herbert T
Organisations/Associations Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA); 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 Coleman, George
Interviewer Merritt, Carole
Date of Recording 7 Feb 2006
Duration 01:09:56
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center