Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 161 Stacey AbramsReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 161 Stacey Abrams

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 161 Stacey Abrams

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 161 Stacey Abrams
Creator: Abrams, Stacey
Dates: 2015 June 9
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/220/ROGP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Stacey Abrams served as State Representative for Georgia’s 89th House District and was selected to the role of House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly. In this interview, she discusses her early life, education, and career, including roles in city government, entrepreneurial business, state politics, and writing.

Collection Description

Biographical note

Georgia Representative Stacey Abrams was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and grew up in Mississippi m. She attended Spelman College in Georgia as an undergraduate, graduated from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas as a master’s student, and received J.D. from the Yale Law School. Abrams worked as Deputy City Attorney for Atlanta, and then began entrepreneurial ventures, including a consulting firm and a financial services firm. Abrams has been recognized by multiple organizations for leadership and entrepreneurship. She has represented Georgia’s 89th District in the Georgia House of Representatives since 2007, and has served as House Minority Leader since 2011. Abrams is also a published author of eleven romance-suspense novels, under the pen name Selena Montgomery.

Scope and Content

Stacey Abrams talks about her family and early life in Mississippi. She recalls attending Spelman College, becoming politically involved on campus, and continuing to study at LBJ School of Public Policy and then Yale Law School. Abrams talks about her female role models, describes her various public service position as a non-profit tax attorney, deputy city attorney for Atlanta, and legislator, and discusses her business ventures, including Insomnia Consulting Firm and NOWaccount Network Corporation. Abrams also discusses the origin of her love of reading and writing, the experience of being a published author, and her philosophy regarding managing responsibilities across diverse roles.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Custodial History note

Reflections on Georgia Politics began in the fall of 2006 at Young Harris College, as a lecture and discussion program hosted by Georgia political veteran Bob Short. In late 2007, the Richard B. Russell Library began producing the program as an oral history video series to further illuminate and personalize the tectonic shifts that occurred in Georgia politics in the late twentieth century.

Preferred citation

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 161, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

Resources may be used under the guidelines described by the U.S. Copyright Office in Section 107, Title 17, United States Code (Fair use). Parties interested in production or commercial use of the resources should contact the Russell Library for a fee schedule.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2015.


Related Materials

Access Points

Audiovisual.
Democratic Party (Ga.)
Oral histories.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

ROGP 161 Stacey Abrams video, 2015 June 9 (Extent: 20.0 minutes ) Access Online