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Title Interview with Lonnie King
Reference AV 180.18
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 21 Nov 2005
Description A member of the Committee on the Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR), Lonnie King was one of a number behind the Appeal for Human Rights. He discusses in depth what it was like to be a part of this protest movement.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Protest and Race Riots; Civil Rights and Black Power
Keywords students, family, education, Christianity, segregation, discrimination, military, employment, racial tensions, leadership, university, sit-in, grass roots community action, media, communism, business, finance, theory, desegregation, boycotting, civil rights, arrests
Places Atlanta, Georgia
People King, Martin Luther, Jr; Mays, Benjamin E; Young, Whitney; Baker, Ella
Organisations/Associations Butler Street Young Men's Christian Association (BSYMCA); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Ku Klux Klan; Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR); Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the catalogue of the Atlanta History Center.
Name King, Lonnie
Interviewer Carole Merritt
Date of Recording 21 Nov 2005
Duration 01:41:35
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center