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The Belle of Ashby Street: Helen Douglas Mankin and Georgia Politics (P1992-04), 1977-1978

Identifier: Series G:

Scope and Contents of the Series

Interviews in this series were conducted by Lorraine Nelson as material for her book, The Belle of Ashby Street. Nelson covered the 1946 Fifth Congressional District campaign for the Atlanta Georgian newspaper, and later went to Washington, D.C. to work for U.S. Rep. Helen Douglas Mankin. The 1946 campaign is notable in Georgia history in that it was the first congressional race since the Reconstruction era where black voter participation made an appreciable difference.


  • Creation: 1977-1978


Restrictions on Access

Access to some interviews restricted. See notes in Contents List.


From the Collection: 230 Item(s)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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