Oral history interview with Rita Jackson Samuels, April 30, 1974

Oral history interview with Rita Jackson Samuels, April 30, 1974

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Creator:Samuels, Rita Jackson
Creator:Bass, Jack
Creator:De Vries, Walter
Title:Oral history interview with Rita Jackson Samuels, April 30, 1974
Date:1974 Apr. 30
Description:

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
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 | Women political activists--Georgia | Georgia--Politics and government--1951- | Georgia
Collection:
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2006
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Duration: 00:47:44

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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