Robert Edge interview
@ Atlanta History Center
Edge, Robert Merritt, Carole
DescriptionIn this interview, Robert Edge provides his perspective of the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, Georgia as a white lawyer working in an integrated law firm. Edge shares his experience growing up in Lawrenceville, Georgia; describes how those in power in Atlanta used their business influence for social change in the early 1970s; and recalls what was distinctive about Atlanta as a city and its experience with civil rights. He ends the interview with his assessment of social change in Atlanta.Mr. Edge spent his childhood in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. He won a Rhodes Scholarship in his senior year at the University of Georgia. He attended Oxford University and subsequently Yale Law School.
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