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Muriel Lokey interview

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Creator:Lokey, Muriel, 1922-2012
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Muriel Lokey interview
Date:2006 Jan. 4

In this interview, Muriel Lokey, one of the founders of Help Our Public Education (H.O.P.E), discusses her role in the movement and her belief that the desegregation of schools should not be a catalyst for closing the schools. She begins her interview by recalling her family and educational background; how she met her husband; growing up in Tacoma, Washington; and how she moved to Atlanta and adjusted to the South. Lokey also discusses other humanitarian causes and organizations she has supported.

Muriel Lokey was born in Tacoma, Washington, and graduated from Wellesley College in 1943. She met her husband, Hamilton Lokey, during World War II when he was enlisted in the Navy, and later the couple moved to Atlanta. Lokey fought against the oppression and discrimination of people of color and became the director of the Poverty Rights Office.

Local identification number: VIS 180.019.001

Subjects:Lokey, Muriel | Polly, Francis | Hollowell, Donald | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | Education | Politics & government--Georgia--Atlanta | Religion | Morris Brown College | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Help Our Public Education (Atlanta, Ga.) | University of Georgia | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574 | Tacoma (Wash.)
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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