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Program
An Integrated Project in Georgia
Contributing Organization
Pacifica Radio Archives (North Hollywood, California)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/28-mk6542jr2r
Pacifica Radio Archives
BB1725
Filename
PRA_AAPP_BB1725_An_integrated_project_in_Georgia
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This record is featured in “Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement.”

Description
Charles M. Sherrod, director of the Southwest Georgia Project, and Joe Pfister, a University of California graduate and a fieldworker for the project, talk with Elsa Knight Thompson about the project, which he characterizes as a grassroots organization developed out of the sit-ins by SNCC in 10 counties. Sherrod discusses the Albany Movement of 1961 and 1962, the first major initiative of the civil rights movement to try to desegregate an entire city, how the Southwest Georgia Project grew out of the Albany Movement and the attempt to develop an interracial autonomous regional group to confront black problems. Pfister discusses his experiences as a white member of the group. Topics include self-defense, a recent murder, the Black Power movement, an educational initiative, and what is needed for change. For information on the Southwest Georgia Project see, Stephen G. N. Tuck, Beyond Atlanta: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Georgia, 1940-1980 (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2001).
Broadcast
1968-05-17
Created
1968-05-09
Genres
Interview
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Public Affairs
Subjects
Race discrimination--United States; Discrimination in housing--Georgia; Community organization--United States; African Americans--Civil rights--History
Contributor
Sherrod, Charles, Interviewee
Thompson, Elsa Knight, Interviewer
Pfister, Joe, Interviewee
Media type
Sound
Duration
0:51:08
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Citation
Chicago: “An Integrated Project in Georgia,” 1968-05-17, Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed April 29, 2017, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-mk6542jr2r.
MLA: “An Integrated Project in Georgia.” 1968-05-17. Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. April 29, 2017. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-mk6542jr2r>.
APA: An Integrated Project in Georgia. Boston, MA: Pacifica Radio Archives, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_28-mk6542jr2r