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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

No Other Road: 1953 Red and Black Editors Stand Up for Equality and Free Speech is a public oral history that documents the experiences of the editors of the University of Georgia's newspaper, Red and Black, who in 1953 resigned in protest following…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Bill Shipp interviews Griffin Bell about his career and his tenure as U.S. Attorney General (1977-1979). Bell comments on the integration of Georgia schools and the University of Georgia, the Kennedy presidential campaign in Georgia, and Martin…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt interviews Bobby Rowan about his tenure in the Georgia Senate (1963-1974) and as a Public Service Commissioner (1989-1994). Rowan discusses his early life, including schooling, family, church attendance, and…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Charles Campbell interviews Anthony Alaimo about his experiences as a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II, his time as an attorney in Atlanta, and his tenure as a judge in the U.S. District Court (Southern District of Georgia). Judge…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Donald Stewart discusses his education, his work with the Soil Conservation Service and the idea for Sandy Creek Park. He comments on watershed programs in Athens including dams and flood control. Stewart also discusses Athens-Clarke County's…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

George Chandler discusses his early life and career and how he became involved and Sandy Creek Park. He discusses the phases the park has gone through, from original planning to landscaping and natural area conservation. He comments on budgeting,…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Nancy Smith discusses her experience as director of Sandy Creek Park. She weighs in on recreational parks versus resource-based parks, and reflects on Sandy Creek Park's spillway and maintenance. She also comments on issues regarding the park such as…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Rick Kelly discusses Sandy Creek Park’s role in the Athens community, its budget and maintenance, and many aspects of the lake including security, lifeguards, and concern for patron safety. He comments on the merger of the city and county governments…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Rick Main discusses his previous work for the U.S. Forest Service and the Soil Conservation Service. He reflects on the budgeting and construction of Sandy Creek Park and discusses using inmate labor in the construction of the park. Main comments on…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Robert Farmer discusses his work with the Soil Conservation Service, priorities for the design of Sandy Creek Park, and the importance of setting, maintenance, and meeting citizens' desired uses for a park. He comments on the involvement of county…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

UGA Political Science Professor Dr. Ieda Siqueira Wiarda interviews Margaret Bennett about her life in the diplomatic corps and as the wife of Foreign Service Officer and U. S. Ambassador William Tapley Bennett, Jr. Bennett discusses her experiences…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

A Conversation with Pete Wheeler is a discussion, with Dr. William Stueck and Dr. James Cobb, of Wheeler's long career as Georgia's Commissioner of Veterans Services. Wheeler discusses his early life, attending Emory at Oxford and the University of…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

William R. "Bill" Shipp interviews Tom Watson Brown. Topics include Tom Watson (Brown's great-grandfather and national Populist leader), the Leo Frank case, Walter J. Brown, James F. Byrnes, Strom Thurmond, MARTA, the Watson-Brown Foundation, and the…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

George Justice interviews Carl E. Sanders about his activities as a Georgia state senator, governor, and business leader. Sanders discusses his early life, his involvement with the YMCA, and the state of youth during the Great Depression. He recalls…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Richard B. Russell Library Director Sheryl Vogt interviews Kil Townsend about his life as a lawyer, businessman, author, and maverick Republican legislator in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1965 to 1992. Townsend discusses his early work…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Richard B. Russell's niece Sally Russell Warrington interviews Charles Campbell about his work for Senator Richard B. Russell and Russell’s activities from 1965 to 1971. Campbell discusses growing up in Jackson, Georgia, and attending the University…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

UGA History Professor Dr. Kathleen Clark interviews Lorena Weeks about her life and her discrimination case against Southern Bell in the 1960s. Lorena Weeks recalls how she started working at Southern Bell Telephone Company. She discusses her early…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Chief Domestic Advisor in 1971. In 1975 Ehrlichman was convicted of conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury for his role in the Watergate Scandal. J. Stanley Pottinger served as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights in the United States…

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Gussie Davis Phillips is interviewed by her niece, Mattie Davis Hubbard about her involvement with civil rights and community activism. Phillips discusses her brothers' involvement in the World War II effort. She recalls her brothers' fight for…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Zoller discusses her childhood in Columbus, Georgia. She recalls the desegregation of Columbus High School. Zoller reflects on attending the University of Georgia and subsequently working for Rich's (an Atlanta-based department store that later…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Martha Zoller discusses her early life, including her father's life and family history. She discusses her mother's opinion of integration, her family's attitude toward African Americans, and a walkout staged by the black students of Columbia High…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Bill Shipp interviews journalist and writer Robert Coram. Robert Coram recalls working on Cumberland Island first as a caretaker and then a park ranger. He comments on the preservation of Georgia's barrier islands and shark fishing. Coram discusses…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Dr. Robert Bielen, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania medical school, joined the Peace Corps in order to fulfil his military obligations. He was in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s at the time where the country was facing political…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Music promoters, Alex Cooley and Peter Conlon, along with Presidential aid, Tom Beard, talk about the development of the music scene in Atlanta. Cooley and Conlon talk about the several concerts and festivals they arranged over the years. And the…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Hugh Peterson Jr was born in Washington, DC to Congressman Hugh Peterson, Sr. and Patience Elizabeth Russell Peterson. Peterson spent half of his childhood in Ailey, Ga and Washington, DC. After going to Yale University and Harvard Law School,…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

General Eugene “Gene” Habiger was born in California in 1939. He attended the University of California before enlisting in the Army. He then returned to school and graduated from the University of Georgia. In 1996 he became the Commander and Chief…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Frank Barron was born in Rome, Georgia and graduated from Darlington School in 1948. Barron worked at Coca Cola 1956 before retiring from his executive position. Barron supervised many projects throughout his career and in this interview, he talks…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Former Administrative Assistant Charles Campbell, former Press Secretary Powell Moore, former Press Secretary Earl Leonard, and former aid Norman Underwood discuss their experiences working with Senator Russell in his Washington office.

Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Tom Johnson, from Macon, Ga, earned an MBA from Harvard University and worked in politics alongside Lyndon B. Johnson before working in professional journalism. In this interview, Johnson details his experience of the White House Fellowship Program,…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Bill Talmadge was born in 1941 in New York City. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He attended law school at the University of Georgia before clerking for State Supreme…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Igor Khripunov was born in the 1940s and works at the University of Georgia’s Center for International trade and security as a Distinguished Fellow and professor. Khripunov began his career as a translator for the Soviet Union. Previously, Khripunov…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Gary Bertsch was born in Vallejo, California in 1944. Bertsch received a PhD in political science at the University of Oregon. Bertsch created the Center for East-West Trade Policy at the University of Georgia, which was later renamed the Center for…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

James Hamilton was born in South Carolina. Hamilton has worked in many sectors of litigation, and on many famed cases including as the assistant to chief council in the Watergate Committee. Hamilton represented Senator Herman Talmage in the Watergate…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Russell King moved around frequently as a child but eventually settled in South Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia for undergraduate studies and law school before working as Herman Talmadge’s Senior Legislative Assistant. In this…

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Collection: Richard B. Russell Library Oral History Documentary Collection

Philip T. Parkerson, a historian and retired U.S. Foreign Service official, begins by discussing his early life in Eastman, Georgia, U.S. Navy service during the Vietnam War, and education at the University of Georgia. Parkerson joined the U.S.…

Collection: I. Georgia Narratives

Yancey Gulley and Corey Johnson discuss the development of their relationship over the past decade, finding a balance between career and family, and their community involvement and activism in Athens.

Collection: IV. Plains, Georgia

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Homer Wilson grew up in Madison County. He earned a certificate in forest from Fort Valley State College. In this interview, he discusses how he began working in his father’s barbershop, Wilson’s Styling Shop, in downtown Athens, Georgia. He talks…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Archibald Killian was born in Athens, GA in 1933. He studied at the Burdett School of Business in Boston, and served as a police officer overseas in the U.S. Air Force. In this interview, Killian discusses the process of desegregation of the…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Gwendolyn Ingram O’Looney grew up on St. Simon’s Island, graduated from the University of Georgia, and has worked in human service positions throughout her career. In this interview, she talks about her public service career in local politics, as a…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Gwendolyn Ingram O’Looney grew up on St. Simon’s Island, graduated from the University of Georgia, and has worked in human service positions throughout her career. In this follow-up interview, O’Looney discusses more specifically the initiatives…

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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,…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Lemuel LaRoche, also known as a Life The Griot, is a poet, community activist, and founder of the Athens non-profit, Chess and Community. He grew up in New York, and moved to Georgia where he attended Gordon College and later transferred to the…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Aída Quiñones nació en Puerto Rico, pero se trasladó a la Universidad de Georgia para estudiar. Ella trabajó por un año como maestra de educacción especial, después de que trabajó con la comunidad hispana en várias papeles en escuelas y…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

While enrolled at the University of Georgia, Iliana Rodriguez recalls becoming informed about the Georgia ban on undocumented students to public colleges and universities, which prompted her involvement in Freedom University. She discusses…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Jill Jayne Read attended both Wesleyan University and the University of Georgia where she got a Bachelor’s of Music and a Master’s in Public Administration, respectively. After marrying and moving to Athens, Georgia, Read served in a number of public…

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Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Knowa D. Johnson and his wife, Mokah Jasmine Johnson, moved from Orlando, Florida to North Atlanta, Georgia in 2009 to expand their network reach and business experience. After 2yrs of co-producing a magazine, working as publicist and operations…

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Knowa D. Johnson and his wife, Mokah Jasmine Johnson, moved from Orlando, Florida to North Atlanta, Georgia in 2009 to expand their network reach and business experience. After 2yrs of co-producing a magazine, working as publicist and operations…

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

Harry Sims grew up in Athens, Georgia and received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. He taught at David C. Barrow Elementary before retiring and served as Athens City Commissioner before running for mayor. In this interview, Sims…

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Collection: Athens Music Project Oral History Collection

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Collection: Athens Music Project Oral History Collection

Kathy Kirbo moved to Athens and attended the University of Georgia where she graduated with a degree in psychology. She has been part of numerous bands including Greenhouse and Jackpot City. She currently works as the executive director for the Reef…

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Tom Graf reflects on his life work in providing change for those who suffer from mental disabilities. Graf describes his early life as a blue-collar worker, before his eventual change of path into providing care for the mentally disabled. Graf…

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Eve Byrd talks about her and Tom Bornemann’s reaction to the series of exposé articles published in The Atlanta-Journal Constitution over the care of patients in Georgia mental state hospitals. Byrd describes her experience working with Dr. William…

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Ruby Moore talks about her experience investigating the death of 14–year old Sarah Crider, who was under the care of a Georgia state hospital when she died. Moore talks about the settlement agreement reached between the State of Georgia and the…

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Thomas Bornemann discusses his reaction to the series of articles published by The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. The interviewer, Lei Ellingson, and Bornemann discuss meetings held with advocates from the Georgia mental healthcare system with the…

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Joshua Norris discusses the interactions between the Department of Justice and the Georgia Advocacy Office over the expośe articles written by The Atlanta-Journal Constitution concerning the treatment of patients at Georgia state mental health…

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Doug Scott discusses the definition of Supportive Housing, and explains the status of chronic homelessness. Scott compares the societal cost of chronic homelessness vs. supportive permanent housing. Scott and the interviewer, Talley Wells, talk about…

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Sue Smith, Sue Jamieson, and the interviewer, Cynthia Wainscott discuss their experience working together prior to the Georgia vs. Department of Justice hearing. Smith and Jamieson discuss the shortcomings of the settlement agreement that was reached…

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Talley Wells talks about his work in the Disability Integration Project as part of Atlanta Legal Aid. Wells talks about the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's mandate for Georgia to develop an Olmstead Plan in order to adhere to the…

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Gab Rich talks about her position at Atlanta Legal Aid as a paralegal in the Disability Integration Project. Rich recalls the early days of the Nick Project, a committee-led social project with the mission of providing services to people with mental…

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Collection: Georgia Disability Community Oral History Project

Harriet Van Norte talks about how she came to work in the Department of Public Health as the admissions coordinator of the state mental health hospitals, and remembers the growth in community services in the early 1970s. Van Norte talks about how she…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

Robert Paine was the president of the Ecological Society of America from 1979-1980. He became a professor at the University of Washington in 1962, and he remained there for his entire career. In this interview he discusses his education, career, and…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

Gordon Orians was the president of the Ecological Society of America from 1995-1996. He was also a professor at the University of Washington. In this interview, he discusses his work with the Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

Orie Loucks was a member of the Ecological Society of America’s Applied Ecology and Certification Committees. He won the George Mercer Award in 1964 and was a professor at the University of Wisconsin and Miami University in Ohio. In this interview,…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

Yaffa Grossman was a member of the Ecological Society of America and a professor of biology at Beloit College. In this interview she discusses working in the ESA’s public affairs office and talks about her involvement with the ESA’s report on the…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

James Brown was the president of the Ecological Society of America from 1996-1997 and won the 2002 ESA Robert H. MacArthur Award. In this interview he recalls coining the term “macroecology,” discusses his ESA presidency, and shares his concerns…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

George Woodwell is the founder of the Woods Hole Research Center and was the president of the Ecological Society of America from 1977-1978. In this interview he talks about studying the effects of DDT at the University of Maine and the Brookhaven…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

Marjorie Holland was the Director of the Ecological Society of America’s Public Affairs Office for six years, and is currently a professor in the biology department at the University of Mississippi. In this interview, she discusses her work during…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

Simon Levin was the president of the Ecological Society of America from 1990-1991 and a professor at Princeton University. He has also taught at Cornell University and the University of Maryland. In this interview he talks about the highlights of his…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

Harold Mooney was the president of the Ecological Society of America from 1988-1989 and is a professor at Stanford University. In this interview, he discusses working with Dwight Billings, as well as his involvement with international science and…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

Katherine McCarter has been the Executive Director of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) since 1997. In this interview, she explains how she became the Executive Director and what she has done during her time at ESA. McCarter describes the…

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Collection: Ecological Society of America Oral History Collection

Jerry F. Franklin has a bachelor’s and master’s of science in forest management along with a PhD in botany, which he received from Washington State. Franklin has worked in many organizations, including the United State's International Biological…

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Collection: Griffin African American Oral History Project

Born in 1940, Haskell Ward grew up in the segregated Griffin, Georgia. Throughout his childhood, Ward was encouraged by peers and friends to attain an education. Ward has held a multitude of positions throughout his life including working as Peace…

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Collection: Mississippi Agriculture Oral History Collection

Harry Fulton was born in Winston County, Mississippi. He grew up on his family’s farm, and he attended Mississippi State University where he earned both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in entomology. Fulton worked as a district inspector…

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Collection: Mississippi Agriculture Oral History Collection

Genether Spurlock was born in 1951 in Enid, Mississippi. She grew up chopping cotton before attending college and becoming a teacher. She served as the mayor of Tutwiler and works as the Education Coordinator at the Tutwiler Community Education…

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Collection: Mississippi Agriculture Oral History Collection

Eddie Carthan was born in 1949 and was raised by his grandparents on their family farm in Mississippi. He attended college and became a businessman and then a farmer. Carthan was the first Black Mayor of Tchula, Mississippi before becoming the County…

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Collection: Mississippi Agriculture Oral History Collection

Carlton Layne grew up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. He received an education at Clarion State University, leading him to work for the U.S Department of Agriculture and eventually the Environmental Protection Agency. In this interview, Layne talks about…

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Collection: Mississippi Agriculture Oral History Collection

Frank Mitchener was born in 1933 in Sumner, Mississippi. He attended Davidson College before serving in the army for two years. Mitchener was a farmer and agricultural leader in the Delta. He served as the president of the Delta Council and the…

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