Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 076 Aubrey MorrisReflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 076 Aubrey Morris

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 076 Aubrey Morris

Descriptive Summary

Title: Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection, ROGP 076 Aubrey Morris
Creator Morris, Aubrey R., 1922-2010.
Dates 2009 April 8
Extent 1.0 interview
Repository Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
AbstractAubrey R. Morris was born in 1922 in Roswell, Georgia, and grew up writing for the local newspaper. In this interview, Morris discusses his long journalism career, including his days as a journalism student at the University of Georgia, his work at the Atlanta Journal, and his reporting at WSB Radio. He describes his experience working closely with Atlanta’s mayors and reporting on major events like the 1962 Orly plane crash and the Winecoff Hotel fire. Morris also talks about reporting on events of the civil rights movement, such as an early speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. near the state capitol and the integration of the University of Georgia.

Administrative Information

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 076, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.


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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.


Biographical Note

Aubrey R. Morris was born in 1922 in Roswell, Georgia, and grew up writing for the local newspaper. He attended the University of Georgia and studied journalism. He worked as an intern for the Atlanta Journal, and edited the UGA yearbook Pandora. On the day of his college graduation, he started as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal, and covered Atlanta and city hall. He also started the first public information office at the state transportation department. After thirteen years at the Journal, he joined WSB-TV, and helped to develop the first radio news department in Georgia. He covered the major events of the day--at local, national, and international levels--including desegregation, the Vietnam War, and Martin Luther King, Jr. He served thirty years as news and editorial director at WSB, retiring in 1987. Aubrey Morris died April 14, 2010.


Scope and Content

Morris discusses his long journalism career, including his days as a journalism student at the University of Georgia, his work at the Atlanta Journal, and his reporting at WSB Radio. He describes his experience working closely with Atlanta’s mayors and reporting on major events like the 1962 Orly plane crash and the Winecoff Hotel fire. Morris also talks about reporting on events of the civil rights movement, such as an early speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., near the state capitol and the integration of the University of Georgia.


Related Collections in this Repository

Reflections on Georgia Politics Oral History Collection

Aubrey R. Morris Collection of Richard B. Russell, Jr. Materials


Access Points

Allen, Ivan, 1877-1968
Atlanta journal-constitution.
Civil rights movements--United States.
Hartsfield, William Berry.
Journalism--United States--Georgia.
Journalists--Georgia.
Oral histories.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
ROGP 076 Aubrey Morris video, 2009 April 8 ( 105.0 minutes ) VIEW ONLINE
 
ROGP 076 Aubrey Morris transcript, 2009 April 8 VIEW ONLINE