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Dan Sweat oral history interview, November 22, 1996

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: SweatD_19961122_P-4

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Shep Barbash and Cliff Kuhn. Among topics discussed: Election involving Charlie Emmerich (Sweat discusses dynamics of the election); OCS; Dekalb County; John Leak, Sweat's assistant at Central Atlanta Progress; C and S Bank; Bedford Pine and Rio; Park Central Communities; Dynamics of Dekalb County Politics; differences in South and North Dekalb County; Martin and Larry Gellerstedt; dynamics of County Politics; Al Wehunt; insight into the constituency of Dekalb county; Mayor Allen; Brince Manning; State Senator Everett Millican; summer programs for kids (busing kids to swimming, to Piedmont Park); Playlot program for kids; summer of '66; John Lindsey(Mayor of New York City); Sweat wanted to model the playlots after Lindsey's program totlots; Jim Robinson (First National Bank); Mills Lane( C and S); Dick Rich; EOA and it's beginnings; Woodruff Foundation; Leon Eplan (city planner); David Beecher; CAP grant from Federal Government (city action planning); War on Poverty in 1964; Boisfeuillet Jones; Economic Opportunity Act; Atlanta Fulton Economic Opportunity Authority; The Atlanta Project; Charles Palmer; Techwood Homes; Job Corps; Head Start concepts and VISTA programs; War on Poverty Committee chaired by Sam Giddons; Bill Terry; Dave Beecher; LBJ; Civil Rights Act; HEW; James Mackay and Charles Weltner; Carl Sanders; process of building up EOA.


  • Creation: November 22, 1996


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.


1 item(s) (transcript (45 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

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