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Oral histories.[X]
Political campaigns--Georgia. (43)
Politicians--Georgia. (38)
Democratic Party (Ga.) (29)
Georgia--General Assembly--House of Representatives. (29)
Political campaigns--United States--Georgia. (25)
Apportionment (Election laws)--Georgia. (20)
Georgia--General Assembly--Senate. (20)
Lawyers--Georgia. (18)
Civil rights movements--Georgia. (17)
Education--Georgia. (17)
Georgia. Office of the Lieutenant Governor. (17)
University of Georgia. (17)
Emory University. (14)
Republican Party (Ga.) (14)
School integration--Georgia. (13)
Georgia. Office of the Governor. (12)
Water resources development--Georgia. (12)
Atlanta journal-constitution. (11)
Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program. (11)
Budget--Georgia. (10)
College integration--Georgia--Athens--History. (10)
Georgia. Governor (1963-1967 : Sanders) (10)
Georgia. Governor (1967-1971 : Maddox) (10)
United States--Congress--House. (10)
Georgia--Governors. (9)
Georgia. General Assembly. Senate. (9)
Hispanic Americans (9)
Journalism. (9)
Judges--Georgia. (9)
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. (9)
Women. (9)
World War, 1939-1945--United States. (9)
Agriculture--Georgia. (8)
Civil rights--Georgia. (8)
Georgia. Governor (1959-1963 : Vandiver) (8)
Journalists--Georgia. (8)
Newspapers (8)
University of Georgia. School of Law. (8)
Georgia. General Assembly--Appropriations and expenditures. (7)
Governors--Georgia--Election--History--20th century. (7)
Governors--Georgia. (7)
Olympic Games (26th : 1996 : Atlanta, Ga.) (7)
Olympics. (7)
Political campaigns--United States. (7)
United States--Congress--Senate. (7)
United States. Congress. Senate. (7)
United States. Voting Rights Act of 1965. (7)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975. (7)
Civil rights movements--United States. (6)
Georgia. General Assembly. House of Representatives. (6)
Georgia. Governor (1971-1975 : Carter) (6)
Journalism--United States--Georgia. (6)
Mayors--Georgia. (6)
Water quality management--Georgia. (6)
Watergate Affair, 1972-1974. (6)
Young Harris College. (6)
African Americans--Civil rights--Georgia. (5)
Attorneys General--United States--Georgia. (5)
Educational law and legislation. (5)
Election law--Georgia. (5)
Environmental policy--Georgia. (5)
Georgia--Emigration and immigration. (5)
Governors--Georgia--Election--1946. (5)
Iraq War, 2003- (5)
Judges--Selection and appointment--United States. (5)
Lotteries--Georgia. (5)
Red and Black (Athens, Ga.) (5)
Segregation--Georgia. (5)
United States--Navy. (5)
Voting. (5)
Watershed management--Georgia. (5)
Campaign management--United States. (4)
Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia. (4)
Elections--Georgia. (4)
Georgia. Secretary of State (4)
Governors--Georgia--Election. (4)
Health care reform--United States. (4)
Iran-Contra Affair, 1985-1990. (4)
Mental health. (4)
Racism--Georgia. (4)
Sound recordings. (4)
Southern Christian Leadership Conference. (4)
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) (4)
Taxation--Law and legislation--United States. (4)
Water--Law and legislation--Georgia. (4)
Administrative agencies--Georgia--Reorganization. (3)
Ambassadors--United States--20th Century. (3)
Atlanta Board of Aldermen. (3)
Carl Vinson Institute of Government. (3)
Child welfare--Georgia. (3)
City planning. (3)
Civil rights--Southern States. (3)
Cumberland Island (Ga.) (3)
Democratic National Convention (1988 : Atlanta, Ga.) (3)
Dobbins Air Force Base (Ga.) (3)
Economic development--Georgia. (3)
Emory University. Carter Center. (3)
Georgia Division of Family and Children Services. (3)
Georgia State Capitol (Atlanta, Ga.) (3)
Georgia--General Assembly. (3)
Georgia--Music. (3)
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950. (3)
Georgia--Race relations. (3)
Georgia. Governor (1955-1959 : Griffin) (3)
Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963--Assassination. (3)
Korean War, 1950-1953--United States. (3)
Lobbyists--Georgia. (3)
Political campaigns--1970-1980. (3)
Presidential candidates--United States--History--20th century. (3)
Prison administration--Georgia. (3)
Rural electrification. (3)
School integration--Southern States. (3)
Taxation--Law and legislation--Georgia. (3)
Textile industry--Georgia. (3)
Tourism--Georgia. (3)
United States--Politics and government--1933-1945. (3)
United States--Politics and government--1945-1969. (3)
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. (3)
United States. Warren Commission. (3)
University System of Georgia. Board of Regents. (3)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--United States. (3)
Women legislators. (3)
Women mayors. (3)
Abortion--Law and legislation. (2)
Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (2)
Agricultural laws and legislation--United States. (2)
Athens-Clarke County Unification Commission (2)
Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government. (2)
Capital punishment. (2)
Committee for Sandy Springs. (2)
Democratic party (Georgia) state executive committee. (2)
Editors--Georgia. (2)
Elections--Georgia--History--20th century. (2)
Elections--United States. (2)
Electric power. (2)
Energy policy--United States. (2)
Environmental policy--United States. (2)
Georgia Chamber of Commerce. (2)
Georgia--Appropriations and expenditures. (2)
Georgia--Constitution. (2)
Georgia--Economic conditions. (2)
Georgia--Executive departments. (2)
Georgia--Politics and government--1951- (2)
Georgia--Politics and government. (2)
Georgia--State Highway Board. (2)
Georgia. Governor (1931-1933 : Russell) (2)
Housing--Georgia. (2)
International economic relations. (2)
Jekyll Island (Ga.) (2)
Jews--Georgia--Societies, etc. (2)
Judges--Georgia--Election. (2)
Korean War, 1950-1953. (2)
Labor unions--Law and legislation--United States. (2)
Legislators--United States. (2)
Literacy--Georgia. (2)
Lockheed Corporation. (2)
Mass media--Law and legislation--Southern States. (2)
Mayors--Georgia--Atlanta--Election. (2)
Medicaid. (2)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization. (2)
Political corruption--United States. (2)
Political parties--Georgia. (2)
Poor People's Campaign. (2)
Presidential elections--1970-1980. (2)
Radio talk shows--United States. (2)
Republican Party (U.S. : 1954-) (2)
Rivers--Georgia. (2)
Russell family. (2)
Sandy Springs (Ga.) (2)
School integration--Law and legislation--United States. (2)
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001. (2)
Social security. (2)
Tea Party movement (2)
Television news programs. (2)
United Nations. (2)
United States--Armed Forces--Appropriations and expenditures. (2)
United States--Defenses. (2)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. (2)
United States. Congress. House. (2)
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. (2)
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means. Subcommittee on Trade. (2)
United States. Congress. House. Committee on the District of Columbia. Subcommittee on Ways and Means. (2)
Veterans Administration. (2)
Wetland conservation--Georgia. (2)
Wetlands--Law and legislation. (2)
Women's rights. (2)
4-H clubs--Georgia. (1)
AFL-CIO. Committee on Political Education. (1)
Abscam Bribery Scandal, 1980. (1)
Advertising, Political (1)
Advertising, Political Georgia. (1)
African American women. (1)
African Americans--Civil rights--United States. (1)
Agriculture, Cooperative Georgia. (1)
Agriculture, United States--International cooperation. (1)
Ambassadors--United States. (1)
American Turpentine Farmers Association Cooperative. (1)
Appalachian Region--History. (1)
Athens--Clarke County (GA)--Politics and Government. (1)
Athens-Clarke County (Ga.)--History. (1)
Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government--20th century. (1)
Augusta (Ga.) (1)
Aviation--Air Force--History. (1)
Banking law--United States. (1)
Bar associations--Georgia. (1)
Basketball (1)
Beach renourishment (1)
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989. (1)
Bilingual education--United States. (1)
Biographers--United States. (1)
Biographers. (1)
Birds (1)
Buckhead Coalition (1)
Budget. (1)
Burma. (1)
Busing for school integration--Law and legislation--United States. (1)
Campaign paraphernalia--Georgia. (1)
Central State Hospital (Milledgeville, Ga.) (1)
Certified Literate Community Program (1)
Christian Coalition. (1)
Civil rights demonstrations--United States. (1)
Civil rights--United States. (1)
Civil rights. (1)
Coal--Georgia. (1)
Cold War--Diplomatic history. (1)
Cold War. (1)
College teachers--Georgia. (1)
Commerce (Ga.) (1)
Congressional Sunbelt Caucus. (1)
Conservatism. (1)
Cotton Producers Association (1)
Cotton States Mutual Insurance Co. (1)
Cotton trade, United States. (1)
County unit system (1)
Cuba--Foreign relations--United State (1)
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. (1)
Dams--Georgia (1)
Democratic National Committee (U.S.) (1)
Democratic National Convention (1)
Democratic Party (U.S.) (1)
Diplomatic and consular service, American--Germany. (1)
Elections--Southern States. (1)
Electoral college--United States. (1)
Electric utilities -- Georgia (1)
Environmental protection (1)
European Union. (1)
Foreign trade promotion United States (1)
Fulton County (Ga.) (1)
Georgia Public Policy Foundation--Issue analysis. (1)
Georgia--History, Local. (1)
Georgia--Legislature. (1)
Georgia--Politics and government--1970-1980. (1)
Georgia--Politics and government--20th century. (1)
Georgia--State Board of Education. (1)
Georgia--Superior Court. (1)
Georgia--Supreme Court. (1)
Georgia. Court of Appeals. (1)
Georgia. Dept. of Education. (1)
Georgia. Forestry Commission--Officials and employees. (1)
Georgia. General Assembly. Committee on Schools. (1)
Georgia. Prison Commission. (1)
Georgia. Supreme Court. (1)
Glynn Environmental Coalition (1)
Gold Kist Inc. (1)
Governors--Georgia--Biography. (1)
Governors--Georgia--Election--History. (1)
Great Depression. (1)
Hazardous wastes--United States (1)
Highway planning--Law and legislation--United States. (1)
Hispanic American children--Education. (1)
Hydroelectric power plants--Georgia. (1)
Income tax--Georgia. (1)
Insurance, Cooperative Georgia. (1)
Interstate Highway System. (1)
Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (Jefferson, Ga.). (1)
Judicial records. (1)
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968--Assassination. (1)
Kent State Shootings, Kent, Ohio, 1970 (1)
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination. (1)
Law schools--Georgia. (1)
League of Women Voters of Georgia. (1)
Legislation--Georgia. (1)
Legislators--Georgia. (1)
Legislators--United States--Biography. (1)
Little White House (Warm Springs, Ga.) (1)
Lottery proceeds. (1)
Medical care--Law and legislation--United States. (1)
Medicare. (1)
Medicine--Practice--Georgia. (1)
Methodist Episcopal Church. (1)
Methodists--Georgia. (1)
Military bases--Georgia. (1)
Military conscription. (1)
Milledgeville (Ga.) (1)
Narcotics, Control of--United States. (1)
National Organization for Women. (1)
Naval stores industry--Georgia. (1)
New Deal, 1933-1939. (1)
Okefenokee Swamp (Ga. and Fla.) (1)
Parent-teacher associations. (1)
Parks Georgia. (1)
Plains (Ga.) (1)
Political conventions--Georgia. (1)
Presidential candidates--United States. (1)
Presidents--United States--Election--1976. (1)
Press and politics (1)
Press and politics--Georgia. (1)
Prisons--Law and legislation--Georgia. (1)
Public lands--Georgia. (1)
Public schools. (1)
Railroads--Georgia. (1)
Regional planning--Georgia. (1)
Restaurant management (1)
Richard B. Russell Foundation (1)
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies (1)
Richard B. Russell Memorial Library. (1)
Roads--Georgia. (1)
Rockefeller Foundation. (1)
Salt marshes (1)
School integration--United States. (1)
Selma to Montgomery Rights March (1965 : Selma, Ala.) (1)
Small business--Law and legislation--United States. (1)
Southern Bell Telephone Company. (1)
Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. (1)
Soviet Union. (1)
Stuckeys, Inc. (1)
Superfund sites (1)
Taxation. (1)
Teachers’ Retirement System of Georgia. (1)
Television programs, Public service. (1)
Turpentine industry and trade--Georgia. (1)
Twiggs County (Ga.) (1)
United Mine Workers of America. (1)
United Press International. (1)
United States--Agriculture. (1)
United States--Congress--Senate --Biography. (1)
United States--Dept. of State. (1)
United States--Diplomatic and consular service. (1)
United States--District Court (Georgia : Middle District) (1)
United States--Foreign relations--20th century. (1)
United States--Foreign relations--Cuba. (1)
United States--Foreign relations--Germany. (1)
United States--Foreign relations--Vietnam. (1)
United States--Foreign relations. (1)
United States--Politics and government--1945-1989. (1)
United States. Central Intelligence Agency--History. (1)
United States. Civil Rights Act of 1964. (1)
United States. Congress. (1)
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency. (1)
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ethics. (1)
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. (1)
United States. Court of Appeals (11th Circuit)--History. (1)
United States. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit)--History. (1)
United States. Dept. of State. (1)
United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (1)
United States. Federal Communications Commission. (1)
United States. Marine Corps. (1)
United States. Supreme Court--Officials and employees--Selection and appointment. (1)
United States. Veterans Administration. (1)
United States. White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. (1)
Universities and colleges--Georgia--Faculty. (1)
Universities and colleges--Georgia. (1)
University of Georgia--Football--History. (1)
University of Georgia--Students--History--20th century. (1)
University of Georgia--Students--History. (1)
University of Oxford. (1)
Urban development. (1)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements. (1)
Vocational education--United States--History. (1)
Women--Education. (1)
Women--Legal status, laws, etc. (1)
Women--Political Activity--Georgia. (1)
Women’s rights. (1)
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-09 Bob Short on the Herman Talmadge-Zell Miller Debates 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press secretary for Governor Lester Maddox in 1967 and 1968. In this video Short discusses the legacy and importance of political debates in the U.S. and in Georgia, including the Lincoln-Douglas debates, the Nixon-Kennedy debates, and Georgia’s Talmadge-Miller debates.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 003 Religion and Politics forum 
Creator:  Craddock, Fred.
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Abstract:  Bob Short moderates a panel discussion on the relationship between religion and politics in the United States. Panel members are Dr. Fred Craddock, Dr. Charles Gillespie, Dr. Jim Hale, and Dr. David Franklin. Topics covered include the role of religion in the U.S. Constitution, public opinion about religion, the concept of a Christian nation, and school prayer.
Collection Title:  First Person Project 
Creator:  Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies.
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Abstract:  The First Person Project collects personal narratives and oral histories documenting life in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Interviews are usually between two friends or family members and typically focus on personal stories such as relationships and family histories. Interviews also touch on larger historical and cultural themes such as racial identity, religion, gay rights, the death penalty, and life in Athens and in Georgia.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 007 Lemuel LaRoche (Life the Griot) and Alexander Stephens 
Creator:  LaRoche, Lemuel
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Abstract:  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 University of Georgia. In this interview, LaRoche talks about his upbringing and early influences, his experience of the intersection between race and education, his decision to study social work at the master’s level, and his growing involvement in community engagement in Athens. He discusses Dreaded Mindz and Chess and Community, two community engagement initiatives he helped to spearhead. He discusses social conditioning, structural issues that affect the African-American community in Athens, and the relationship between the University of Georgia and the community. He reflects on fatherhood and working towards creating a better future.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 144 Andrew Young 
Creator:  Young, Andrew, 1932-
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Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 155 Johnny Isaskson 
Creator:  Isakson, John Hardy (Johnny), 1944-
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Abstract:  Johnny Isakson was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and has served in politics since his election to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1976. Since then, he has served in the Georgia Senate and both houses of Congress, and has run a successful real estate business. In this interview, Isakson sits down to talk after his return from a month-long tour of Georgia to meet with his constituents. He addresses various issues that include homeland security, the budget and economy, trade and transportation, and education.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 156 Ray Holland 
Creator:  Holland, Ray
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Abstract:  Ray Holland is an attorney who served in the Georgia House from 1989-2003. In this interview Holland discusses his education at the University of Georgia and his introduction to politics through the YMCA Youth Assembly. He discusses his early experiences as a legislator after being elected in 1988, including the Biennial Institute, first impressions of other legislators, and serving on various committees. Holland discusses proposing budget reform legislation, his relationship with Zell Miller, and ethics issues. Holland also discusses reapportionment and the rise of the Republican party, minority politicians, and demographic changes in Georgia. He talks about rural economic development, compensation of public officials, and the controversy over changing the Georgia state flag.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 164 Jack Watson 
Creator:  Watson, Jack
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Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 165 Marion Pope 
Creator:  Pope, Marion
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Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-05 Bob Short 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press secretary for Governor Lester Maddox in 1967 and 1968. Short discusses his experience working for Carter and Maddox, and his federal role as the Regional Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-06 Pete Wheeler 
Creator:  Wheeler, Peter, 1922-
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Abstract:  In this interview Pete Wheeler discusses his career as Commissioner of Veterans Services. Wheeler began this career during the Herman Talmadge administration in 1949.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-08 Bob Short on the 1962 gubernatorial race 
Creator:  Short, Charles Robert, 1932-
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Abstract:  Bob Short worked in various capacities in the administrations of Georgia governors Marvin Griffin, Ernest Vandiver, and Carl Sanders, served as the coordinator for President Jimmy Carter’s 1966 campaign for governor of Georgia, and was press secretary for Governor Lester Maddox in 1967 and 1968. In this interview, Short discusses the 1962 Georgia gubernatorial election and the effect of the end of the county unit system on its outcome.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 000-10 Carl Sanders and Norman Underwood on George Busbee 
Creator:  Sanders, Carl Edward, 1925-
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Abstract:  Carl Sanders served in the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate and served as governor of Georgia from 1963-1967. Norman Underwood was a partner in Sanders’ law firm Troutman Sanders, LLP, in 1973, managed George Busbee’s campaign for governor, and became Busbee’s executive secretary in 1975. In this video Sanders and Underwood discuss George Busbee’s career as governor of Georgia from 1975 to 1983, commenting on his hard work, popularity, and the amendment to the Georgia Constitution that allowed him to serve two consecutive terms.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 009 Carlton Colwell and Eric Holmes on Politics and Lobbying 
Creator:  Colwell, Carlton, 1926-
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Abstract:  Carlton Colwell was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 1964. He represented several North Georgia mountain counties for thirty years. Colwell served on various committees, including Appropriations, Ways and Means, and Fiscal Affairs. He served as chairman of the State Institution and Property Committee, and oversaw the prison system in Georgia. In the early 1980s Colwell helped rewrite the Georgia Constitution as a member of the Constitutional Revision commission. In this interview, Colwell and Eric Holmes discuss lobbying’s role in politics from the perspectives of both the lobbyist and the legislator.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 010 Bubba McDonald on Tom Murphy 
Creator:  McDonald, Lauren, 1938-
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Abstract:  Bubba McDonald was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1971. He served on various committees throughout his political career, including his five-year chairmanship of the Industry Committee and, later, the Appropriations Committee. Governor Zell Miller appointed McDonald to the Public Service Commission (PSC) in 1998, and McDonald was elected to the PSC again in 2008. In this interview, McDonald discusses Tom Murphy, Speaker of the House for Georgia from 1973 to 2002. He addresses Murphy’s strong independence from the power of the governor, his emphasis on fiscal responsibility, and his fiery temperament. McDonald also covers Murphy’s similarities to and conflicts with Zell Miller, his support for the city of Atlanta, and the reasons for his lack of success running in his own district.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 027 Mike Bowers 
Creator:  Bowers, Michael Joseph, 1942-
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Abstract:  Mike Bowers formerly served as Georgia's Attorney General (1981-1997) and made an unsuccessful run for governor in 1998. In this interview Bowers discusses his relationships with former Attorney General Arthur Bolton and George Busbee. He addresses his work in support of open government and recalls important cases on which he has worked.
Collection Title:  Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 028 Larry Walker 
Creator:  Walker, Larry, 1942-
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Abstract:  Larry Walker discusses his long career in the Georgia House of Representatives, which began in 1972, including his role as house majority leader and as a member of Speaker Tom Murphy’s inner circle. Walker served in the house for 32 years and was influential in changing the state flag and in developing the Georgia National Fair and Ag Center in Perry, Georgia.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 001 Homer Wilson interviewed by Alexander Stephens 
Creator:  Stephens, Alexander Maxwell, 1988-
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Abstract:  Homer Wilson was born on May 22, 1946 and 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 about helping found the Hot Corner Association to share the history of the Hot Corner business district and promote minority entrepreneurship in downtown Athens.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 002 Bennie McKinley interviewed by Alexander Stephens 
Creator:  McKinley, Bennie
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Abstract:  Bennie McKinley was born in Athens, Georgia in 1945 and grew up in segregated neighborhoods in Athens. She attended Reese Street School and Athens High and Industrial School. In this interview, she discusses her early experiences with segregation, her student activism with the civil rights movement and integration, the community role of the Hot Corner district, and female leaders from African American communities in Athens. She talks about the process of desegregation, racism, her retail career at the University of Georgia, and her mission to educate new generations about the past.
Collection Title:  Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 003 Archibald Killian interviewed by Alexander Stephens 
Creator:  Killian, Archibald
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Abstract:  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 University of Georgia and his decision to house Hamilton Holmes, one of the first two African-American students admitted to UGA, despite threats from the Klu Klux Klan. Killian also reflects on being one of the first African Americans to integrate the police department, his eventual decision to leave that job and join the postal service., and his role as pastor of the St. Mark AME Church after his retirement. Killian also comments on both positive and negative changes that he has witnessed in Athens over the years, and the importance of teaching history to young people.
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