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Willie Bolden interview

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Creator:Bolden, Willie, 1938-2016
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Willie Bolden interview
Date:2006 Mar. 21

In this interview, Willie Bolden talks about his involvement with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He describes his experiences in demonstrations in St. Augustine, Florida; Selma, Alabama; Marks, Mississippi; and the Mule Train march from Mississippi to Washington, D.C.

Born in Sumter, South Carolina in 1938 and moved to Savannah, Georgia at the age of three. Father worked at Southern Cotton Oil Mill in Savannah and delivered papers. His mother, Sadie Mae Bolden, was a stay at home mother when Mr. Bolden was young but became a beautician and had a small shop in their home. Mr. Bolden moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1961.

Local identification number: VIS 180.002.001

Local identification number: https://youtu.be/VfOT_1P6vOA

Subjects:Bolden, Willie, 1938-2016 | Williams, Hosea, 1926-2000 | Williams, Juanita | Clark, Ben | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Lee, Bernard | Vivian, C. T. | Hankerson, Big Lester | Manusi, Horse | Young, Andrew, 1932- | Jackson, Jimmie Lee | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | Race relations--Georgia--Atlanta | Race discrimination | Education | Religion | Student movements--Florida--Saint Augustine | Student movements--Alabama--Birmingham | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Belmont Hotel (Atlanta, Ga.) | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574 | Savannah (Ga.) | Sumter (S.C.) | Saint Augustine (Fla.) | Birmingham (Ala.) | Marks (Miss.) | Selma (Ala.) | Marion (Ala.)
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

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

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