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Benjamin Brown Oral History Interview 1996 October 23

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Creator: Brown, Benjamin, 1939-1999
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Benjamin Brown Oral History Interview 1996 October 23
Date: 1996 Oct. 23
Description: Local identification number: Brown, B_19961023_(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.

Student movement in Atlanta; Atlanta University Center; Atlanta Committee on Appeal for Human Rights; Lonnie King; Rich's boycott; integration of University of Georgia; Don Hollowell; A. T. Walden; interplay of different generations in civil rights activism in Atlanta; Leroy Johnson; women in Atlanta movement; William B. Hartsfield; Dr. Rufus Clemens; Ruth Sturdivant; Lottie Watkins; Pearl Henderson; NAACP; Morehouse; Spelman; Morris Brown; Clark Atlanta University; Wesley Law; ACCA; Carl Holman; Atlanta Inquirer; "The Second Look"; Booker T. Washington; Atlanta Daily World; Atlanta Voice; Brown's views on busing; Brown's time at Howard University; Horace Ward's election to the Georgia Senate; Phi Beta Sigma; Atlanta Urban League; Georgia reapportionment; Reverend William Holmes Borders; Brown's first campaign for state legislature, 1965; Irving Kaler; Al Kerr; Julian Bond's campaign for state legislature, 1965; Julian Bond controversy 1966.

Subjects: Civil rights workers--Georgia | Apportionment (Election law) | School integration | Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915 | Borders, William Holmes, 1905-1993 | Bond, Julian, 1940- | Brown, Benjamin, 1939-1999
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Brown, Benjamin, Interviewed by Clifford Khun, 23 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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Related Institutions: Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections
Collection Information: Georgia Government Documentation Project