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Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Griffin, Willie James, 1974-
Creator:Miller, Grace H., 1932-
Title:Grace Miller oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09
Date:2013 Mar. 9
Description:

Grace Hall Miller (mother of activist Shirley Sherrod) describes her childhood in Baker County, Georgia, her education in segregated schools, her marriage to Hosie Miller, and their early involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Grace Hall Miller's commitment to the Baker County Movement grew following the murder of her husband by a white neighbor in 1965. She describes how her house became headquarters for the local movement and how the community rallied to support her and her children. Miller's children were among the black students who integrated white schools, and because of their experience, she dedicated much of her life to improving education.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Sherrod, Charles, 1937- | Sherrod, Shirley, 1948- | Civil rights movements--United States | African American civil rights workers--Georgia--Interviews | Civil rights movements--Georgia | United States, Georgia, Dougherty County, Albany, 31.5785074, -84.155741
Collection:Civil Rights History Project
Institution:Library of Congress
Contributors:American Folklife Center
Original Material:

Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Forms part of online collection: Civil Rights History Project

Persistent Link to Item:http://www.loc.gov/item/afc2010039_crhp0067/