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Title Interview with Herbert Holmes
Reference AV 180.15
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 23 Feb 2006
Description Herbert Holmes grew up in Atlanta and graduated from Morehouse College. In this interview he discusses his family's involvement in the desegregation of Atlanta's public schools and the tensions between older and younger generations of African Americans in relation to the plans for social change.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Organisations, Associations and Societies; Civil Rights and Black Power
Keywords social change, business, veteran, marriage, civil rights, schools, university, racial violence, violence, integration, community protest, riots, leadership, segregation, black power, boycotting, clubs
Places Atlanta, Georgia
People King, Martin Luther, Jr; King, Lonnie; King, Coretta Scott; Walden, Austin T; Muhammad, Elijah, Malcom X; Carmichael, Stokely
Organisations/Associations Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change; Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the catalogue of the Atlanta History Center.
Name Holmes, Herbert
Interviewer [Merritt, Carole]
Date of Recording 23 Feb 2006
Duration 01:56:15
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center