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Lester Maddox oral history interviews, November 22, 1988 and July 26, 1989.

Author: Lester Maddox; John Allen
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The collection consists of oral history interviews with Lester Maddox ca. 1988-1989 in which he discusses his childhood memories; family background; Home Park Elementary School; heroes; Depression era; black/white neighborhood relations; memories of parents; religious influence; Franklin Roosevelt; WPA work; Virginia Maddox; working at Atlantic Steel; Bessemer Galvanizing Works; attack at Pearl Harbor; work injury;
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Sound recording
Named Person: Jimmy Carter; James F Gray; Joe Frank Harris; William Berry Hartsfield; Thomas T Irvin; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Archie Lindsay; Sam Nunn; Morgan Redwine
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Lester Maddox; John Allen
OCLC Number: 38477584
Notes: Interviewed by John Allen.
Related collections in this repository: Lester Maddox oral history interview, Series F: Marvin Griffin oral history collection.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Description: 3 audiotapes ; cassette. Transcript (222 p.)
Other Titles: Georgia Government Documentation Project.

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The collection consists of oral history interviews with Lester Maddox ca. 1988-1989 in which he discusses his childhood memories; family background; Home Park Elementary School; heroes; Depression era; black/white neighborhood relations; memories of parents; religious influence; Franklin Roosevelt; WPA work; Virginia Maddox; working at Atlantic Steel; Bessemer Galvanizing Works; attack at Pearl Harbor; work injury; return to Atlanta; Bell Aircraft; first restaurant; sale of restaurant; buying grocery store; becoming a real estate agent; 1945 auto accident; the Pickrick Restaurant; desegregation; Harry Truman; Dwight Eisenhower; Earl Warren; Pickrick ads; politics; William Hartsfield; 1957 mayoral campaign; Archie Lindsay; the Bloody Fifth ward; 1988 presidential campaign; Governor Michael Dukakis; serving as governor; 1961 mayoral campaign; Atlanta law enforcement; racial segregation; George Wallace; Ivan Allen; Mills Lane; Jim Aldredge; Charlie Brown; Muggsy Smith; grand jury service; 1962 lieutenant governor campaign; statewide campaigning; media coverage during campaign; Governor Joe Frank Harris; 1966 governor's race; James F. Gray; efforts to persuade Maddox to withdraw from campaign; raising campaign funds; campaign goes to legislature; philosophy as governor; appointments; "People's Day"; impressions of Jimmy Carter; Tommy Irvin; Morgan Redwine; assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.; and Maddox seeks 1968 Democratic presidential nomination.

Also Democratic liberalism; record as governor; penal system reform; sales tax increases; term as lieutenant governor; Jimmy Carter; opposition to Carter; Carter's tactics as governor; reorganization; strong local government; Carter as president; 1974 governor's race; salary increases; state merit system; 1988 presidential campaign; Democratic Party; Sam Nunn; and Joe Frank Harris.

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