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Dan Sweat oral history interview, November 24, 1996

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: SweatD_19961124_P-5

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Shep Barbash and Cliff Kuhn. Among topics discussed: City reception involving Michael Jackson and other city dignitaries; immunization and public health issues; Chief Elderin Bell; President Carter; Ruby Lucas; Turner Board; John Hardermann; Carter Center involvement in the PR reception; dynamics of initiating the Atlanta Project; Gene Downing; Harold Mckenzie; CDC; the involvement of Emory with The Atlanta Project; discussion of the Carter Center and Emory handling finances of The Atlanta Project; Mark O'Connell's involvement with The Atlanta Project; dynamics of financing the Project; Racial dynamics of city politics at the time and how that affected The Atlanta Project; Sweat's comments on the learning experience gained through his involvement with The Atlanta Project; commentary on what The Atlanta Project did for Atlanta as far as bringing people together; dynamics of Atlanta attitudes about poverty; Atlanta corporations involvement with the poor; EOA; TAP; APS; DOT; issue of poverty surrounding the Atlanta Housing Authority; school budget vs. the Dekalb county budget; University of Atlanta's community school program; Wally Stewart; Stuart Mott and the Mott Foundation; Alan Koth and the DeKalb County Board of Health; Start Atlanta Now.


  • Creation: November 24, 1996


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.


1 item(s) (transcript (32 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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