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Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Love Maddox was born in Griffin, Georgia and served as one of the first African American policemen during the integration of the Griffin community police force. Throughout his career, Maddox also served in the city of Atlanta. In this interview,…

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Juanitress Morris Cofield was born in 1966 in Griffin, Georgia. As the daughter of a farmer and teacher, Morris Cofield lived in the predominantly African American area of Griffin near the peak of the civil rights movement. In this interview, Morris…

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Cheryl Rashad Head and Raymond Head III were born in Griffin, Georgia in 1948 and 1950, respectively. Cheryl and Raymond are the children of civil rights activist Raymond Head Jr., and experienced first-hand the effects of discrimination on the…

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Charlotte Eady was born in Blackshear, Georgia, and grew up during mandatory integration, being one of first three African American students at her high school. Eady works as an associate professor of education leadership at Jacksonville State…

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

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…

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Walter Pyron was born in Griffin, Georgia and attended Anna Shockley Elementary during the years of segregation. Pyron additionally worked as the band director for Griffin High School before becoming the assistant principal of Futral Road Elementary…

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Larry Caldwell grew up in Springhill, Georgia during the era of segregation. He served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and when he returned, attended Griffin Technical Institute before he attained employment at General Motors. In this…

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Howard Wallace grew up in the 1930s in Griffin, Georgia. As a young adult, Wallace joined the Biracial Committee where he worked on the integration process of Griffin. In this interview, Wallace talks about his upbringing, the racial aspects of…

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Harvey Pilkenton grew up in rural Griffin, Georgia in the 1950’s during desegregation. Pilkenton currently works with the Griffin Housing Authority. In this interview, Pilkenton talks about his experiences during desegregation, his family, and his…

Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Wyomia Tyus grew up in Griffin, Georgia where she attended Anne-Shockley Elementary School and Fairmount High School. She later attended Tennessee State University where she ran, and competed in the 1964 and 1968 Olympics. In this interview Tyus…
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