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Clarence Bacote oral history interview, July 25, 1977

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: BacoteC_19770725_P-1977-03

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Lorraine Spritzer. Among topics discussed: How Mankin gained support of black community in 1946 special election; Mankin's attendance at Butler Street YMCA election meetings; secret statement of black support for Mankin; work of blacks at polling places; county unit system; Mankin's write‑in vote; Morris Abram; Charles Weltner; Carl Sanders; Ellis Arnall; Mankin loses 1948 election; George Goodwin and black/white alliance; Everett Millican.


  • Creation: July 25, 1977


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.

Biographical Note

A professor of History at Atlanta University, Bacote (1906-1981) also was active in black Atlanta politics of the 1940s, and headed the All‑Citizens Registration Committee of 1946.


1 item(s) (audio (27:07 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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