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Dan Sweat oral history interview, November 26, 1996

 Item — othertype: Oral History
Identifier: SweatD_19961126_P-6

Scope and Contents

Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn. Among topics discussed: Leadership and development of the EOA; Sweat's experience as a Naval officer and how he learned leadership from that; philosophy on what it takes to be a good leader; how he put together and supported programs; dynamics and ramifications of city government; Sweat and Mayor Allen; the weak mayor system and the Alderman of Atlanta; dynamics of securing federal funding and grants; structure of city government; organization and financing of mass transit; meeting the qualifications of DOT and HUD; Deputy George M. Berry; finance commissioner Charlie Davis; Sweat's responsibilities outside of bringing in federal dollars; financing from HEW and HUD; Mayor Allen and Vine city; the personality and nature of Mayor Allen; Summerhill and SNCC; dynamics of City Hall; Planning Department; summer of 1966; Stokley Carmichael; Summerhill episode; riots near Georgia Baptist Hospital and Dixie Hills around the time of the King funeral; King funeral weekend; SCLC; George McGovern; Sam Massell as Chief administrative officer; the Abolish Atlanta Bill; ARC; Harry West and Alan Kieper.


  • Creation: November 26, 1996


Restrictions on Access

Oral history available for research.


1 item(s) (transcript (44 pages))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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