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Bill Wilson photographs, 1938-1979, undated

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Creator:Wilson, Bill, 1914-1993
Title:Bill Wilson photographs, 1938-1979, undated

William Bryan Wilson (1914-1993) was born in Henry County, Ga. His family moved to Atlanta in 1923 where he remained for the rest of his life. He graduated from Technological High School in 1932 and went on to study Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech while working at night for the Associated Press. Wilson worked for the Atlanta Constitution from 1937-1942, and then volunteered for the Navy during World War II and worked as a photographer. Following the war, Wilson returned to Atlanta where he worked for the Atlanta Journal until he retired in 1979. In 1953, Wilson won several national awards for a photograph he took of the family of Korean War Prisoner of War, J.P. Love upon his return to the United States.

Civil rights images include demonstrations in Vine City, the integration of Murphy High School, the Sibley Commission, and Atlanta-based civil rights leaders such as Julian Bond and Ralph Abernathy.

Types:Black-and-white photographs
Subjects:Wilson, Bill, 1914-1993 | Bond, Julian, 1940- | Abernathy, Ralph, 1926-1990 | Photographers--Georgia--Atlanta | Sports--Georgia--Atlanta | Georgia--Politics and government | Atlanta (Ga.)--Pictorial works | Agriculture--Georgia | Journalism, Pictorial | Photojournalism--Georgia--Atlanta | Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government | Civil rights movements--Georgia--Atlanta | Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Atlanta | Vine City (Atlanta, Ga.) | School integration--Georgia | School integration--Georgia--Atlanta | Murphy High School (Atlanta, Ga.) | Georgia. General Assembly. Committee on Schools | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Institution:Atlanta History Center
Contributors:Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher:Atlanta, Ga. : Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center | 2006
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Bill Wilson Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Ga.

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Cite as: Bill Wilson Photographs, VIS 99, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

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