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Jimmy Carter oral history interviews 1987 February 17

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Creator: Carter, Jimmy, 1924-
Fink, Gary
Title: Jimmy Carter oral history interviews 1987 February 17
Date: 1987 Feb.- 17
Description: Local identification number: Carter, J_19870217_(P1987-01)

Jimmy Carter (b. 1924) served in the Georgia Senate from 1963 to 1967, as governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975 and president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.

Among topics discussed: Father's interests and influence on Carter; civic interests after Navy; Carter's reasons for running for state senate; early political career; CCC and REA programs; father's attitudes toward Franklin Roosevelt and Walter George; mother's political interests; racism in 1964 presidential election; racial discrimination; chairman of school board; obstacles to voter registration; Georgian attitudes on discrimination; Joe Hurst voting fraud; county unit system; Carter's approach to politics; 1966 governor's race; Carter's agenda as governor; accomplishments and disappointments of governorship; George Busbee; George Wallace; multi-racial committees to solve racial differences; 1970 decision to run for governor; 1970 problems with Atlanta newspapers; newspapers during administration; Hal Gulliver; Lester Maddox; Ed Muskie; methods of getting programs through legislature; Tom Linder Jr.; Richard Russell.

Subjects: Presidents--Elections | Race relations | Mass media--Objectivity--Georgia | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Busbee, George, 1927-2004 | Gulliver, Hal, 1935- | Georgia. Governor | Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 | Georgia. General Assembly. Committee on Schools | Georgia. General Assembly. Senate
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Related Materials: Georgia Government Documentation Project | Carter, Jimmy, Interviewed by Gary M. Fink, 17 February 1987, P1987-01, Series A. Georgia Governors, Georgia Government Documentation Project, Special Collections and Archives, Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.
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