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Type: StillImage | Photographs
Creator: Archambault, Charlie
Title: Smyre, Calvin
Date: 1987
Description: Calvin Smyre on the floor of the house...

View of Georgia State Representative Calvin Smyre speaking to an unidentified collegue on the floor of the Georgia State House in Atlanta, Georgia.

Local identification number: VIS 158.01.269

Calvin Smyre was born on May 17, 1947 in Columbus, Georgia. He was the youngest member of the Georgia House of Representatives when he was elected to the 132nd district at the age of 26 in 1974, a post he still holds. He was active in the civil rights movement, representing African Americans' political power and the rise of a younger generation of African American leadership. In 1987, Governor Joe Frank Harris appointed him as floor leader, making him the first African American leader of the House since Reconstruction.

Local identification number: ahc158001269a.jpg

Subjects: Political participation--Georgia | Political participation--Georgia--Atlanta | Politicians | Politicians--Georgia--Atlanta | Politicians--Georgia | Politics and government--Georgia--Atlanta | Politics and government--Georgia | African Americans--1980-1990 | African Americans | Architectural elements--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights | Civil rights movement | Smyre, Calvin | Georgia State Capitol (Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Georgia
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305, 2009
Original Material: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/southline,198

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: Southline Press, Inc. Photographs