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Benjamin Brown Oral History Interview 1969 November 6

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Creator: Brown, Benjamin, 1939-1999
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Benjamin Brown Oral History Interview 1969 November 6
Date: 1996 Nov. 6
Description: Local identification number: Brown, B_19961106_(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.

Ben Fortson; Max Cleland; Frances Duncan; Lester Maddox; Bo Callaway; Q. V. Williamson; Brown's reactions to Maddox as governor; Martin Luther King, Jr. assassination; meeting between Bobby Kennedy and Legislative Black Caucus; 1969 Atlanta mayoral race of Sam Massell and Horace Tate; Leroy Johnson; Maynard Jackson; Charlie Davis; Abolish Atlanta; proposed consolidation of Atlanta and Fulton County; Carl Sanders; Andrew Young's congressional race; 1973 Atlanta mayoral race; 1970 governor's race in Georgia: Jimmy Carter and Carl Sanders; John Cox; Brown's observations on Carter's effectiveness as governor; Martin Luther King, Jr. portrait issue (at the capital?); John McCown in Hancock County; Rita Samuel; Brown's work for George Busbee in 1974 governor's race; Julian Bond; Betty Clark; statue of black Reconstruction leaders by John Riddle; Bicentennial involving Senator David Scott as Chairman of the bicentennial committee; Ben Brown Chairman of the Black Caucus; Bobby Hill chairman of the Black Caucus in 1977; Governor Busbee's involvement in the dedication ceremony of the statue in 1977.

Subjects: Race relations | Consolidation and merger of corporations | Fortson, Ben Wynn, 1904-1979 | Maddox, Lester, 1915-2003 | Jackson, Maynard, 1938-2003 | Brown, Benjamin, 1939-1999
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Brown, Benjamin, Interviewed by Clifford Khun, 6 Novemeber 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