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Benjamin Brown Oral History Interview 1996 October 15

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Creator: Brown, Benjamin, 1939-1999
Kuhn, Cliff
Title: Benjamin Brown Oral History Interview 1996 October 15
Date: 1996 Oct. 15
Description: Local identification number: Brown, B_19961015_(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.

Family background in College Park, GA; involvement with Methodist Episcopal Church as a youth; involvement with YMCA and Warren Cochrane; John Hope Camp, youth camp for blacks; family move into Atlanta; early interest in politics: Atlanta Negro Voters League, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon; John Calhoun; Martin Luther (Daddy) King; Reverend William Holmes Borders; WERD radio, first black-owned radio station in the continental United States; Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton; Phi Beta Sigma; political influences as a teenager; Grace Hamilton; student activities and activism at Clark College and Atlanta University Center; his wife, Lydia Tucker; Atlanta Committee for Cooperative Action; Second Look; Carl Holman; Lonnie King; Dr. Brawley; sit-ins; Herschelle Sullivan; Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, headquarters in Atlanta; National Student Association; march on the state capitol, Atlanta, 1960; involvement and arrest of M. L. King, Jr.; Kennedy involvement; Warren Street Church; relationship between student and older black community; bus station integration movement; Rich's boycott

Subjects: Students--Political activity--Georgia | Political participation | Student movements-Georgia | Race relations | Clark College | King, Martin Luther, 1899-1984 | Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994 | Brown, Benjamin, 1939-1999
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Related Materials: Southern Labor Archives Collection | Brown, Benjamin, Interviewed by Clifford Khun, 15 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