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Fay Bellamy Powell interview

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Creator:Powell, Fay Bellamy
Creator:Merritt, Carole
Title:Fay Bellamy Powell interview
Date:2006 Jan. 19

In this interview, Fay Bellamy Powell describes her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She describes working with SNCC in Selma, Alabama, serving in many office positions. Powell founded the SNCC newsletter, The Africanamerican, and was a SNCC delegation member that traveled through the USSR in 1966. She ends the interview by discussing how she left SNCC, moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and helped to establish and worked for 27 years with Radio Station WRFG – Radio Free Georgia.

Fay Bellamy Powell was born and raised in Clairton, Pennsylvania. She was raised by her aunts who were originally from southwest Georgia. Her grandparents moved the family north because her grandmother wanted her children to have the opportunity for a better education. Powell attended one year of business school and then enlisted in the United States Air Force. She moved south when she became involved in the Civil Rights Movement in Selma, Alabama.

Local identification number: VIS 180.024.001

Subjects:Powell, Fay Bellamy | X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 | Shabazz, Betty | Lewis, John, 1940- | Farmer, James | Allen, Ivan, 1911-2003 | African Americans--History | Civil Rights | Racism | Race discrimination | Race relations | Race relations--Georgia--Atlanta | Race riots--Georgia--Atlanta | African Americans | Politics & government--Alabama--Greene County | Politics & government--Georgia | Politics & government--Georgia--Atlanta | Education | Police | Police--Georgia | Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) | Tuskegee Institute | Southern Christian Leadership Conference | Congress of Racial Equality | United States, Georgia, Atlanta Metropolitan Area, 33.799388, -84.392574 | New York (N.Y.) | Selma (Ala.) | Mississippi
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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