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Linda Fuller Degelmann interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Americus, Georgia, 2013-05-28

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Creator:Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Creator:Fuller, Linda, 1941-
Creator:Crosby, Emilye
Title:Linda Fuller Degelmann interview conducted by Emilye Crosby in Americus, Georgia, 2013-05-28
Date:2013 May 28
Description:

Linda Fuller Degelmann discusses her experiences at Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, and how she and her husband Millard Fuller were inspired to start Habitat for Humanity. She describes her childhood in Birmingham, Alabama, and her memories of racial segregation from childhood through young adulthood when she became aware of the Freedom Rides and the Civil Rights Movement. She and Millard decided to move to Koinonia Farm in 1968, where they worked on cooperative industries, helped to establish a child development center, and built homes, which provided the seeds for Habitat for Humanity. She goes on to describe the growth of Habitat for Humanity in the United States and internationally, and she explains the religious principles of the organization as well as linking it to the Civil Rights Movement.

Types:Oral histories (document genres) | Interviews | InteractiveResource
Subjects:Civil rights movements--United States | Civil rights movements--Georgia | Koinonia Farm | Habitat for Humanity International, Inc | United States, Georgia, Sumter County, Americus, 32.0723862, -84.2326876
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_crhp0089/