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Mary Jenkins 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:Jenkins, Mary F., 1928-
Title:Mary Jenkins oral history interview conducted by Will Griffin in Albany, Georgia, 2013-03-09
Date:2013 Mar. 9
Description:

Mary Jenkins describes Albany, Georgia, during her childhood and discusses moments when she encountered racial prejudice. She describes her education in all-black schools, her decision to attend Fisk University, and her longing to become a teacher. Around the time of Brown v. Board of Education, she began teaching in Georgia and witnessed negative reactions of white administrators to the decision. Jenkins describes her decision to join the Albany Movement, and she shares memories of working with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Civil rights movements--United States | Albany Movement (Albany, Ga.) | 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_crhp0069/