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William Fowlkes interview

@ Atlanta History Center

Merritt, Carole


In this interview, William Fowlkes discusses his experience with racial segregation and discrimination growing up in Tennessee. He describes his employment as managing editor and reporter at the Atlanta Daily World and several other black publications. Fowlkes was employed at the Atlanta Daily World during the teacher pay equalization struggle and the lynching of four African Americans in Monroe, Georgia. He ends the interview with his assessment of current race relations in Atlanta and by addressing the need for economic development in the black community.William Fowlkes was born in Union City, Tennessee. He graduated from high school in Dyersburg, Tennessee and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in the 1930s after graduating from Tennessee State in Nashville, Tennessee.
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