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Title Interview with Willie Bolden
Reference AV 180.02
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 Mar 2006
Description Willie Bolden talks about meeting Dr Martin Luther King for the first time, and joining the SCLC and the many marches and protests that followed. He discusses his faith and grappling with Dr King's non-violent beliefs.
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Theme(s) Civil Rights and Black Power; Faith and Religion; Protest and Race Riots
Keywords family, segregation, schools, church, Christianity, integration, protest march, civil rights, violence, racial violence, racial tensions, poverty, social change, police brutality, police, voter registration, education, leadership
Places Atlanta, Georgia; Washington D.C.
People King, Martin Luther, Jr; Abernathy, Ralph; Jackson, Jimmie Lee
Organisations/Associations Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); Ku Klux Klan; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the catalogue of the Atlanta History Center.
Name Bolden, Willie
Interviewer Carole Merritt
Date of Recording 21 Mar 2006
Duration 02:02:37
Copyright Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center