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Bill Shipp Oral History Interview 1987 April 22

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Creator: Shipp, Bill
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Bill Shipp Oral History Interview 1987 April 22
Date: 1987 Apr. 22
Description: Local identification number: Shipp, B_19870422_(P1987-05)

Bill Shipp (b. 1933) has worked as a reporter, editor, and columnist for the Atlanta Constitution and for Newsday.

Among topics discussed: Early career; Horace Ward case; Red and Black; racial politics; Board of Regents and student newspaper; Shipp's ostracism at UGA; Ralph McGill; army career; the Atlanta Constitution during the 1960's; Gene Patterson; Highlander Folk School; left wing elements of the civil rights movement; Jack O'Dell; coverage of the civil rights movement; University of Mississippi desegregation; Selma; General Walker; political rivalries at the Constitution; Public Accommodations Act; the Constitution's impact; Robert Woodruff; Ralph McGill and the reporting staff; McGill and the Talmadges; the Albany Movement; Laurie Pritchett; Martin Luther King Jr.; 1954 Morris Abram-Jim Davis congressional race; the end of the county unit system; Carl Sanders; Jimmy Carter; Eugene Talmadge; continuing rural domination of Georgia politics; the General Assembly; George L. Smith; First Atlanta Bank; Cheney Griffin; Marvin Griffin; "Joree" birds; Jack Nelson's Pulitzer Prize; Ernest Vandiver; highway department corruption; Marion Gaines's story on liquor monopolies in Atlanta; Marvin Griffin and the Atlanta press; Herman Talmadge; "B" Brooks; Bill Burson and The Statesman; The Constitution's role in Herman Talmadge's 1980 defeat; Zell Miller; politicians courting the black vote; Wyche Fowler; the rise of the Republican Party in Georgia; the 1970 governor's race; Charles Rafshoon; the media in political campaigns; Lester Maddox; Carl Sanders; Jimmy Carter's administration; Reg Murphy; education in Georgia; southern governors; the Republican Party; Wyche Fowler; national Republican strategy; campaign money.

Subjects: Race relations--Political aspects | Mass media--Political aspects | Civil rights movements--Georgia | Legal aid--Georgia | Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002 | Vandiver, S. Ernest (Samuel Ernest), 1918- | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Shipp, Bill
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Shipp, Bill, Interviewed by Clifford Kuhn, 22 April 1987, P1987-05, Series D. Politics and the Media, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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