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Carey Williams Oral History Interview 1989 February 23

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Creator: Williams, Carey
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Carey Williams Oral History Interview 1989 February 23
Date: 1989 Feb. 23
Description: Local identification number: Williams, C_19890223_(P1989-05)

Carey Williams was editor of the Greensboro News-Herald and served on the University of Georgia Board of Regents from 1949 to 1979.

Among topics discussed: Family background; University of Georgia; Red and Black; 1936 Senate race; Eugene Talmadge; Joe Boone; Roy McGinty; J.J. Brown; Franklin Roosevelt; Eugene Talmadge and his speaking style; political rallies; Atlanta press; 1942 governor's race; county unit system; Roy Harris; Miles Walker Lewis; The Statesman; W.O. "B" Brooks; William Kimbrough; Herman Talmadge; the State Board of Education; Ellis Arnall; the desegregation of the University of Georgia; Horace Ward; Ernest Vandiver; the Georgia Tech Sugar Bowl controversy; Marvin Griffin; Cheney Griffin; three-governor controversy; soliciting votes; E.D. Rivers; Williams's support of Griffin and Vandiver; honorary commission; 1966 governor's race; resignation from Board of Regents; changes in education; Herman Talmadge; Mack Mattingly; Atlanta Press; Roy Harris; Williams' changing outlook; Roy Harris's Cracker Party; changes in newspapers; changes in campaigns; Lester Maddox; George Whitman; Eugene Talmadge; Osgood Williams; Crawford Pilcher; changes in politics.

Subjects: Demonstrations | Race relations--Education (Higher) | Educational change | Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946 | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Vandiver, S. Ernest (Samuel Ernest), 1918- | Williams, Carey
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Williams, Carey, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 23 February 1989, P1989-05, Series D. Politics and the Media, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project