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Title Interview with John Smith
Reference AV 180.27
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 4 Oct 2005
Description John Smith recalls the Civil Rights movement, and the part played by the Atlanta Inquirer.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Civil Rights and Black Power; Protest and Race Riots
Keywords army, discrimination, civil rights, media, students, boycotting, grass roots community action, police, sit-in, Jim Crow laws, education, business, violence, black power
Places Atlanta, Georgia
People Mays, Benjamin E; Jackson, Maynard H; Bond, Julian; Till, Emmett
Organisations/Associations 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 Smith, John
Interviewer Carole Merritt
Date of Recording 4 Oct 2005
Duration 00:59:52
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center