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Jimmy Carter oral history interview, February 17, 1987

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: CarterJ_19870217_P1987-01

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Gary Fink. Among topics discussed: Father's interests and influence on Carter; civic interests after Navy; Carter's reasons for running for state senate; early political career; CCC and REA programs; father's attitudes toward Franklin Roosevelt and Walter George; mother's political interests; racism in 1964 presidential election; racial discrimination; chairman of school board; obstacles to voter registration; Georgian attitudes on discrimination; Joe Hurst voting fraud; county unit system; Carter's approach to politics; 1966 governor's race; Carter's agenda as governor; accomplishments and disappointments of governorship; George Busbee; George Wallace; multi‑racial committees to solve racial differences; 1970 decision to run for governor; 1970 problems with Atlanta newspapers; newspapers during administration; Hal Gulliver; Lester Maddox; Ed Muskie; methods of getting programs through legislature; Tom Linder Jr.; Richard Russell.


  • Creation: February 17, 1987


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.

Biographical Note

Jimmy Carter (1924-) served in the Georgia Senate from 1963 to 1967, as governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975 and president of the United States from 1977 to 1981.


2 item(s) (audio (34:33 duration) transcript (20 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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