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Title Interview with Lydia Douglas
Reference AV 180.08
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 5 Jan 2006
Description Lydia Douglas was part of the Atlanta Student Movement and here discusses her experiences growing up in Atlanta and what she did as part of the protests against segregation.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Protest and Race Riots; Civil Rights and Black Power; Education and Training
Keywords family, education, university, segregation, discrimination, Jim Crow laws, desegregation, grass roots community action, media, sit-in, students, crime, prisoner, boycotting, business, racial tensions, protest march, youth, church
Places Atlanta, Georgia
People Jackson, Maynard H
Organisations/Associations Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR); Mays, Benjamin E; 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 Douglas, Lydia
Interviewer Carole Merritt
Date of Recording 5 Jan 2006
Duration 01:00:12
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center