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|Creator:||Samuels, Rita Jackson|
|Creator:||De Vries, Walter|
|Creator:||Southern Oral History Program|
|Title:||Oral history interview with Rita Jackson Samuels, April 30, 1974|
|Date:||1974 Apr. 30|
Rita Jackson Samuels, coordinator of the Governor's Council on Human Relations in Atlanta, Georgia, offers her thoughts on the changing racial dynamics of her home state. She gives the most attention to measuring the progress of African Americans in Georgia during her tenure and that of Governor Jimmy Carter. She also discusses at length the installation of a portrait of Martin Luther King in the state capitol, a move which she initiated, and describes its symbolic importance.
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|Types:||Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories (document genres) | Text | Sound|
|Subjects:||King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 | Carter, Jimmy, 1924- | Samuels, Rita Jackson | Women in politics | Georgia--Politics and government | African American politicians--Georgia | African American women | Women political activists--Georgia | African American women--Georgia | Georgia--Politics and government--1951- | United States, Georgia, 32.165622, -82.900075|
|Collection:||Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement|
|Institution:||Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)|
|Contributors:||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)|
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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.
|Persistent Link to Item:||http://docsouth.unc.edu/sohp/A-0077/menu.html|