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Pearlie Dove interview

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Creator:Dove, Pearlie, 1921-2015
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Pearlie Dove interview
Date:2006 Jan. 12

In this interview, Dr. Pearlie Dove discusses her decision to choose education as a field of study. She recalls her involvement for the struggle for equalization of pay for black teachers in Atlanta in the 1940s, and explains her participation in efforts to improve the conditions of Atlanta’s black schools. Dove describes her assessment of public education in Atlanta in terms of segregation, desegregation, re-segregation, and the quality of education for African American students. She ends the interview by discussing the 1973 Atlanta Compromise and how she became involved in the Carter Center’s Atlanta Project.

Pearlie Dove was in born at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia in 1921. She grew up near Ellis Street in the Washington Park district on the west side of Atlanta. Her father was a restaurateur and her mother worked as a bookkeeper at Atlanta Life Insurance Company. Ms. Dove graduated from Clark University in 1941 with a degree in education and a doctorate from the University of Colorado.

Local identification number: VIS 180.009.001

Subjects:Dove, Pearlie | King, Cornelius | Martin, E. M. | King, Lonnie | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | Race discrimination | Race relations--Georgia--Atlanta | Education--Georgia--Atlanta | Religion | Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta University Center (Ga.) | Morris Brown College | Atlanta Life Insurance Company (Atlanta, Ga.) | Booker T. Washington High School (Atlanta, Ga.) | Grady Memorial Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.) | Emory University | Clark University (Atlanta, Ga.) | University of Colorado, Boulder | Young Women's Christian Association (Atlanta, Ga.) | Ebenezer Baptist Church (Atlanta, Ga.) | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Grady High School | Brown High School | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574 | New York (N.Y.) | Holly Springs (Ga.)
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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