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Herbert Holmes interview

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Creator:Holmes, Herbert, 1944-
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Herbert Holmes interview
Date:2006 Feb. 23

In this interview, Herbert Holmes describes his family's involvement in desegregating public schools and public golf courses in Atlanta, Georgia. He also discusses the tension and conflict within the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change organization and within the black community. Many of the leaders of the old guard felt uncomfortable with the plan for change scripted by the younger generation. Holmes ends the interview with his assessment of the black community in Atlanta.

Herbert Holmes was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1944. His family moved to Tuskegee, Alabama in 1947 and then to Atlanta, Georgia in 1949. His father was originally from Atlanta but moved to Detroit during World War II for employment reasons. He graduated from Morehouse College and worked at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change on a documentation project.

Local identification number: VIS 180.015.001

Types:Oral histories | Moving images | MovingImage
Subjects:Holmes, Alfred Fountain | Holmes, Hamilton, 1941-1995 | Holmes, Herbert | Holmes, Isabella Campfield | Till, Emmett, 1941-1955 | Bell, Howard | Hill, Jesse, 1926-2012 | King, Lonnie | Harding, Vincent | Bennett, Lerone | Mays, Benjamin E. (Benjamin Elijah), 1894-1984 | X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 | African Americans--History | Civil rights | Civil rights leaders--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights movement | Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta | Racism | Race relations | Race relations--Georgia--Atlanta | Politics & government--Georgia | Politics & government--Georgia--Atlanta | Education | Education--Georgia--Atlanta | Sports--Georgia | Religion | Alfred Tub Holmes Golf Course (Atlanta, Ga.) | Tuskegee Institute | English Avenue School (Atlanta, Ga.) | Lincoln Country Club (Atlanta, Ga.) | University of Georgia | Lockheed Corporation | Davis Brother's Restaurants | Bobby's Barber Shop | Clark University (Atlanta, Ga.) | Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.) | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574 | United States, Michigan, Wayne County, Detroit, 42.1953, -83.0244 | United States, Alabama, Butler County, Greenville, 31.4946, -86.3703 | United States, Alabama, Macon County, Tuskegee, 32.2526, -85.41.27 | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, East Point, 33.4046, -84.2621 | United States, Mississippi, 32.4501, -89.4501 | Africa, 7.1881, 21.09375 | Somalia, -6.0000, 48.0000 | United States, Georgia, Atlanta, Fulton County, Adams Park, 33.714459, -84.461894 | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, Piedmont Park, 33.7864944, -84.3738153 | Grant Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
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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