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Dan Sweat oral history interview, November 20, 1996

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: SweatD_19961120_P-3

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn and Shep Barbash. Among topics discussed: Sweat as reporter covering 1957 Atlanta bus "ride-in"; Reverend William Holmes Borders; other reporters: Billy Key, John Pennington; Rich's; Paschal's; Governor George Romney; Auburn Avenue; Mayor Ivan Allen; Points of Light Foundation; Richard Schubert; Charlie Emmerich; Aubrey Morris; covering the Georgia Waterways Commission, Chattahoochee River, Buford Dam issues; Joe Martin; Bedford-Pine project; Chattahoochee Corridor Plan; early environmental activists: Jim Mackay, Georgia Conservancy; George Berry; Sweat's experience as reporter shaped skills as a public administrator; Jay Smith; Central Atlanta Project; Andrew Young; SCLC; Hosea Williams; Sweat's acquaintances and friends in Atlanta black community; John Calhoun; Atlanta-Fulton County NAACP; Eugene Cook; Jesse Hill; Herman Russell; Martin Luther King, Sr.; citizen participation; Sweat's campaign against pornography theaters, bath houses; Wyatt T. Walker; A.T. Walden; Whitney Young; Vernon Jordan and Urban League; John Cox; why Sweat left the Atlanta Journal to work for DeKalb County; Atlanta Regional Commission; Harlan Dinkler; Richard Ashworth; League of Women Voters; National Association of Counties; Georgia Association of Counties; DeKalb County bond issue for roads, sidewalks, incinerator; Hale Heland; Matt Purvis; Herman and Eugene Talmadge; Georgia Municipal Association; Senator James Wesberry; Ben Johnson; spreading idea of regionalism; East Lake Country Club; Leroy Johnson; Phil Hammer; Plan of Improvement; opposition to regionalism; Larry McDonald; DeKalb County's role in regionalism; Pat Patillo; Jim Cherry and DeKalb County schools; Bill Graham.


  • Creation: November 20, 1996


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.


1 item(s) (transcript (40 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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