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Creator:Edge, Robert
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Robert Edge interview
Date:2005 Aug. 18

In this interview, Robert Edge provides his perspective of the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, Georgia as a white lawyer working in an integrated law firm. Edge shares his experience growing up in Lawrenceville, Georgia; describes how those in power in Atlanta used their business influence for social change in the early 1970s; and recalls what was distinctive about Atlanta as a city and its experience with civil rights. He ends the interview with his assessment of social change in Atlanta.

Mr. Edge spent his childhood in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. He won a Rhodes Scholarship in his senior year at the University of Georgia. He attended Oxford University and subsequently Yale Law School.

Local identification number: VIS 180.010.001

Subjects:Edge, Robert | Sibley, John | Woodruff, Robert, 1889-1985 | Aiken, Lucy Rucker | Fowler, Wyche, 1940- | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | Race discrimination | Race relations--Georgia--Atlanta | Education | Education--Georgia--Atlanta | Yale University | Atlanta University Center (Ga.) | University of Oxford | Alston, Miller & Gaines (Atlanta, Ga.) | 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
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MSS 990, Voices Across the Color Line oral history transcriptions, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry RD, Atlanta, GA 30305

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