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Title Interview with Jesse Hill
Reference AV 180.14
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 11 Aug 2005
Description Jesse Hill is a retired chief executive officer of Atlanta Life Insurance Company and a major player in the civil rights movement from the '40s through the '60s. In this interview he discusses his role in organising voter registration for African Americans and campaigning for equal wages for black teachers.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Organisations, Associations and Societies; Civil Rights and Black Power
Keywords civil rights, insurance, university, business, voting rights, voter registration, discrimination, wages, schools, legal cases, desegregation, leadership, students, sit-in, community protest, freedom rides
Places Atlanta, Georgia
People Carmichael, Stokely; King, Martin Luther, Jr
Organisations/Associations Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA); Atlanta Negro Voters League (ANVL); Atlanta Committee for Cooperative Action (ACCA); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); 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 Hill, Jesse
Interviewer Merritt, Carole
Date of Recording 11 Aug 2005
Duration 00:57:22
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center