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Bill Shipp oral history interview, 1987 Apr. 22.

Author: Bill Shipp; Cliff Kuhn
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
Summary:
The collection consists of an oral history interview with Bill Shipp on April 22, 1987 in which he discusses his early career; Horace Ward case; Red and Black; racial politics; Board of Regents and student newspaper; Shipp's ostracism at UGA; Ralph McGill; army career; the Atlanta Constitution during the 1960s; Gene Patterson; Highlander Folk School; left wing elements of the civil rights movement; Jack O'Dell;
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Sound recording
Named Person: Morris B Abram; Wyche Fowler; Marvin Griffin; Robert Alwyn Griffin; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Lester Maddox; Ralph McGill; Zell Miller; Jack O'Dell; Charles Rafshoon; Carl Sanders; George Leon Smith; Eugene Talmadge; S Ernest Vandiver; Robert Winship Woodruff; Zell Miller; Morris B Abram; Wyche Fowler; Marvin Griffin; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Lester Maddox; Ralph McGill; Jack Odell; Carl Sanders; George Leon Smith; Eugene Talmadge; S Ernest Vandiver; Robert Winship Woodruff
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Shipp; Cliff Kuhn
OCLC Number: 38476291
Notes: Interviewed by Cliff Kuhn.
Related collections in this repository: Bill Shipp oral history interview, May 7, 1987 (not cataloged), Series D: Politics and the media 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: 2 audiotapes ; cassette. Transcript (70 p.)
Other Titles: Georgia Government Documentation Project.

Abstract:

The collection consists of an oral history interview with Bill Shipp on April 22, 1987 in which he discusses his early career; Horace Ward case; Red and Black; racial politics; Board of Regents and student newspaper; Shipp's ostracism at UGA; Ralph McGill; army career; the Atlanta Constitution during the 1960s; Gene Patterson; Highlander Folk School; left wing elements of the civil rights movement; Jack O'Dell; coverage of the civil rights movement; University of Mississippi desegregation; Selma; General Walker; political rivalries at the Constitution; Public Accommodations Act; the Constitution's impact; Robert Woodruff; Ralph McGill and the reporting staff; McGill and the Talmadges; the Albany movement; Laurie Pritchett; Martin Luther King Jr.; 1954 Morris Abram-Jim Davis congressional race; the end of the county unit system; Carl Sanders; Jimmy Carter; Eugene Talmadge; continuing rural domination of Georgia politics; the General Assembly; George L. Smith; First Atlanta Bank; and Robert Alwyn "Cheney" Griffin.

Marvin Griffin; "Joree" birds; Jack Nelson's Pulitzer Prize; Ernest Vandiver; highway department corruption; Marion Gaines' story on liquor monopolies in Atlanta; Marvin Griffin and the Atlanta press; Herman Talmadge; "B" Brooks; Bill Burson and the Statesman; the Constitution's role in Herman Talmadge's 1980 defeat; Zell Miller; politicians courting the black vote; Wyche Fowler; the rise of the Republican Party in Georgia; the 1970 governor's race; Charles Rafshoon; Reg Murphy; education in Georgia; southern governors; the Republican Party; national Republican strategy; and campaign money.

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