Interview with Anne Brightwell, December 17, 2014
Collection: Athens Oral History Project
Anne Brightwell grew up in the small town of Union, Missouri, outside of St. Louis. She graduated from Lindenwood College, and was involved in social activism relating to race and integration alongside her husband Frank. After moving to Athens, Georgia, they became involved in activism there, including printing the newspaper United Free Press, from their home. In this interview, Brightwell discusses her experiences as a teacher in Clarke Central High School in Athens-Clarke County. She talks about administrational support, school diversity, white flight, the connection between poverty and education, and the positive influence of the school’s athletic program on developing interracial understanding.
Oral History Item Type Metadata
Anne Brightwell and Betsy Bean, “Interview with Anne Brightwell, December 17, 2014,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed July 13, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-006.