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Benjamin Brown Oral History Interview 1996 October 31

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Creator: Brown, Benjamin, 1939-1999
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Benjamin Brown Oral History Interview 1996 October 31
Date: 1996 Oct. 31
Description: Local identification number: Brown, B_19961031_(P1996-01)

Ben Brown (1939-1999) was born in Montezuma, Georgia, was active in civil rights activities in Atlanta in the 1960s, and served in the Georgia House of Representatives 1966, 1969-77. He resigned in 1977 to take a position in the Carter administration.

Paschal's; John Cox; Jesse Hill; Q. V. Williamson; All Citizen's Registration Committee; Negro Voter's League; Leroy Johnson; mayoral race: Ivan Allen and Mugsy Smith; Young Democrats of Georgia; Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, 1964; Barbara Johnson; old guard and newcomers in Democratic Party in Georgia; Zell Miller; Peter Zack Geer; Carl Sanders; George T. Smith; Sloppy Floyd; Julian Bond controversy 1966; black freshmen legislators in 1966: Grace Hamilton, J. C. Dougherty, William H. Alexander, J. D. Greer, John Hood; Bill Alexander; Atlanta Urban League; Georgia Housing Finance Authority; automobile inspections; Charter Revision Committee; proposed consolidation of city of Atlanta and Fulton County; Culver Kidd; Eugene Talmadge; George L. Smith; George T. Smith; Bobby Rowan; Denmark Groover; George Busbee; Joe Frank Harris; Coca-Cola; Lester Maddox; Voting Rights Act, 1965; Brown's efforts in black participation in the political process; Curtis Atkinson; Robert Parks; Maynard Jackson's campaign, 1968; Chicago Democratic Convention 1968 and the Georgia Challenge; Georgia Democratic Party Forum; Julian Bond and McCarthy; Travis Stewart; Ellis Arnall.

Subjects: Race relations--Political aspects | Automobiles--Inspection | Consolidation and merger of corporations | Hill, Jesse, 1927-2012 | Atlanta Negro Voters League | Miller, Zell, 1932- | Brown, Benjamin, 1939-1999
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Brown, Benjamin, Interviewed by Clifford Khun, 31 October 1996, P1996-01, Series E. Black Involvement in Politics, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project