Interview with Walter Allen, January 30, 2014

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Dublin Core

Description

Dr. Walter Allen, Sr. grew up in Allendale, South Carolina where he learned how to play the trumpet in his high school band. He began his music career as a teenager by playing in a variety of bands, including the military band during his service in the US Army. Allen became a music teacher in the Athens-Clarke County school system where he dealt with the effects of segregation and integration of the schools. He is involved in the city of Athens, and he volunteers his time to teach people in Africa with the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help in Kenya. Allen talks about how his childhood experiences have influenced his determination to fight injustices relating to race and poverty, especially within education.

Date

2014-01-30

Identifier

RBRL175OHD-022

Coverage

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Location

Athens, Georgia

Duration

67 minutes



Citation

Walter Allen, Sr. and Freda Giles, “Interview with Walter Allen, January 30, 2014,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 30, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL175OHD/RBRL175OHD-022.