Interview with William Walker, May 24, 2018

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Dublin Core

Description

William Walker was born in Wetumpka, Alabama and came to Griffin, Georgia in 1959 to teach at Moore Elementary School. Walker later became the first black president of the newly integrated Griffin Middle School before he took a position in the Griffin-Spalding County School System Central Office. In this interview, William Walker talks about his experience as a teacher and principal in the school system and his work at the Central Office. Walker touches on a variety of topics including the integration of Griffin County’s school system, his work as a principal, and the effects of integration on the African American community of Griffin, Georgia.

Date

2018-05-24

Identifier

RBRL418GAA-019

Coverage

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Location

Griffin, Georgia

Duration

73 minutes



Citation

William Walker et al., “Interview with William Walker, May 24, 2018,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 28, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL418GAA/RBRL418GAA-019.