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John and Mary Glustrom interview

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Glustrom, John and Mary Merritt, Carole


In this interview, John and Mary Glustrom discuss their active role in civil rights activities and school desegregation in Atlanta, Georgia. The couple recalls their family and educational backgrounds, John’s experience as an Army engineer during World War II, and Mary’s involvement with Help Our Public Education (HOPE) and the League of Women Voters. John served as the treasurer of the Georgia Council on Human Relations (GCHR) for 20 years. The Glustroms ends the interview with their assessment of race relations in Atlanta.John Glustrom (1916-2008) was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was an Army engineer during World War II. Mary Glustrom was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1938.
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