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Oral history interview with Herman Talmadge, November 8, 1990

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Creator:Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002
Creator:Talmadge, Betty
Creator:Egerton, John
Title:Oral history interview with Herman Talmadge, November 8, 1990
Date:1990 Nov. 8
Description:

Herman Talmadge served as the Democratic governor of Georgia from 1948 to 1955 (in addition to a brief stint in 1947), and went on to represent that state in the United States Senate from 1957 to 1981. In this interview, he shares his opinions on integration and race relations in Georgia. Talmadge, who opposed integration, claims that he did so to avoid tensions. He maintains that had the federal government stayed out of the South, states like Georgia would have integrated slowly but surely and with significantly less strife.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Talmadge, Herman E. (Herman Eugene), 1913-2002 | Talmadge, Betty | Talmadge, Eugene, 1884-1946 | Democratic Party (Ga.) | Georgia--Politics and government | Republican Party (Ga.) | Southern States--Race relations | School integration--Georgia | Segregation--Georgia | Governors--Georgia | Political parties--Georgia | 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: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))
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Duration: 00:50:19.

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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