Interview with Helen Lewis, September 15, 2008
Helen Lewis was born in Cumming, Georgia, in 1924 and spent most of her career as an educator and activist for civil rights and social justice. Lewis discusses her student activism at Georgia State College for Women in the 1940s. In particular, she focuses on her work with the Student League for Good Government supporting progressive Democrat Jimmy Carmichael in Georgia's 1946 gubernatorial race and her civil rights advocacy with the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA). She also discusses her career teaching and addressing issues of labor, poverty, and education across the Appalachian region.
Helen Lewis and Bob Short, “Interview with Helen Lewis, September 15, 2008,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 24, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL220ROGP/RBRL220ROGP-049.