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Title Interview with Nan Pendergrast
Reference AV 180.22
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 10 Jan 2006
Description Nan Pendergrast discusses the segregation in Atlanta and her experiences of it as a child, and the integration of Atlanta public libraries, bus stations and airport.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Civil Rights and Black Power; Education and Training; Protest and Race Riots
Keywords family, civil rights, segregation, community protest, schools, integration, education, racial tensions, legislation, legal cases, discrimination, grass roots community action, church
People White, Walter Francis; Young, Whitney; McGill, Ralph
Organisations/Associations HOPE Inc.; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the catalogue of the Atlanta History Center.
Name Pendergrast, Nan
Interviewer Carole Merritt
Date of Recording 10 Jan 2006
Duration 01:01:11
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center