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Creator:Wade, Lyndon
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Lyndon Wade interview
Date:2005 Nov. 1

Lyndon Wade begins his interview by discussing his early life, his family background, and being a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He conveys his memories of a segregated society in Atlanta and the social hierarchy that existed within the black public schools in the city. Wade also discusses his experiences in the military and his work in the mental health field while working at Emory University and with the Atlanta Urban League. He ends the interview with his assessment of the African American community in Atlanta.

Lyndon Wade was born in Atlanta, Georgia at Grady Memorial Hospital. He spent his childhood in an area near Atlanta University Center and graduated from Morehouse University with a masters degree in social work. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1958 and after being discharged he returned to Atlanta in 1963. Initially he worked for Emory Hospital in the mental health area and then became executive director of the Atlanta Urban League in 1968.

Local identification number: VIS 180.030.001

Subjects:Wade, Lyndon A. | King, Lonnie | McClinton, Emory | Young, Whitney | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | Education | Race relations--Georgia--Atlanta | Butler Street YMCA (Atlanta, Ga.) | Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.) | Emory University | Emory University Hospital (Atlanta, Ga.) | Booker T. Washington High School (Atlanta, Ga.) | Atlanta University Center (Ga.) | Atlanta Urban League | Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority | 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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