Bill Wilson photographs, 1938-1979, undated
Photographs of civil rights demonstrations in Vine City, the integration of Murphy High School, the Sibley Commission, and Atlanta-based civil rights leaders such as Julian Bond and Ralph Abernathy from 1938 to 1979.
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Wilson, Bill, 1914-1993
Bill Wilson Photographs, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Ga.
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Georgia--Politics and government
Atlanta (Ga.)--Pictorial works
Atlanta (Ga.)--Politics and government
Civil rights movements--Georgia--Atlanta
Civil rights demonstrations--Georgia--Atlanta
Vine City (Atlanta, Ga.)
Murphy High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Georgia. General Assembly. Committee on Schools
William Bryan Wilson (1914-1993) was born in Henry County, Ga. His family moved to Atlanta in 1923 where he remained for the rest of his life. He graduated from Technological High School in 1932 and went on to study Electrical Engineering at Georgia Tech while working at night for the Associated Press. Wilson worked for the Atlanta Constitution from 1937-1942, and then volunteered for the Navy during World War II and worked as a photographer. Following the war, Wilson returned to Atlanta where he worked for the Atlanta Journal until he retired in 1979. In 1953, Wilson won several national awards for a photograph he took of the family of Korean War Prisoner of War, J.P. Love upon his return to the United States., Civil rights images include demonstrations in Vine City, the integration of Murphy High School, the Sibley Commission, and Atlanta-based civil rights leaders such as Julian Bond and Ralph Abernathy.
Atlanta History Center