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Creator:Black, Charles
Title:Charles Black interview
Date:2005 Sept. 16

In this interview, Charles Black talks about his arrival to Atlanta from his home town of Miami, Florida, to attend Morehouse College and his subsequent involvement in the Atlanta Student Movement. He talks about the planning and logistics of the student's protests in 1960; student attitudes towards getting involved; interaction with president's of Atlanta University Center colleges and universities; getting arrested and serving time in jail at the Atlanta Prison Farm; the structure of the Atlanta Student Movement; the contribution of women to the movement; the involvement with the 1961 Atlanta mayoral election; the desegregation of Atlanta lunch counters, movie theaters, and hospitals; voter registration, and the overall impact the Atlanta Student Movement had on the city and its people.

Charles Black was born in Miami, Florida, and attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.

Local identification number: VIS 180.001.001

Types:Oral histories | Moving images | MovingImage
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Allen, Ivan, III, 1938-1992 | Black, Charles | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights movement | Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574
Collection:Voices Across The Color Line Oral History Collection, 2005-2006
Institution:Atlanta History Center
Contributors:Atlanta History Center
Original Material:

MSS 990, Voices Across the Color Line oral history transcriptions, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

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