Lyndon Wade interview
@ Atlanta History Center
Wade, Lyndon Merritt, Carole
DescriptionLyndon Wade begins his interview by discussing his early life, his family background, and being a native of Atlanta, Georgia. He conveys his memories of a segregated society in Atlanta and the social hierarchy that existed within the black public schools in the city. Wade also discusses his experiences in the military and his work in the mental health field while working at Emory University and with the Atlanta Urban League. He ends the interview with his assessment of the African American community in Atlanta.Lyndon Wade was born in Atlanta, Georgia at Grady Memorial Hospital. He spent his childhood in an area near Atlanta University Center and graduated from Morehouse University with a masters degree in social work. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1958 and after being discharged he returned to Atlanta in 1963. Initially he worked for Emory Hospital in the mental health area and then became executive director of the Atlanta Urban League in 1968.
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