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Dr. Clarence Bacote oral history interview, November 11, 1978

Identifier: Series O:

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Vincent Fort. Among topics discussed: Personal background; Ruby Doris Smith; impressions of sit‑ins; Appeal For Human Rights; marching in Atlanta; arrested and making bail; business community; vertical desegregation; lunch counter sit‑ins; Jermaine Norma Wilson; city jails; arrest of M.L. King, Jr.; national politics; voting of Atlanta blacks. 1961 sit‑ins and segregation; bread and butter issues; Lonnie King; rural circumstances; role of preachers; views on segregation; breaking barriers at Atlanta airport.


  • Creation: November 11, 1978


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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 (40:57 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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