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Clinton Warner, M.D. interview (Part 2 of 2)

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Warner, Clinton Merritt, Carole


In his second interview, Dr. Warner describes his involvement in the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta, Georgia. He recalls different strategies of civil rights in Atlanta, and discusses the role of the Atlanta Daily World newspaper in the struggle for equality. Dr. Warner then covers the inequality of medical care received by African Americans and his experience serving as a black physician during the 1950s and 1960s.Dr. Warner was born on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. His family moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas after his father received a job offer from Arkansas State College. The family moved back to Georgia when his father was hired as a high school principal in LaGrange and his mother was hired as an English teacher at the same school. Dr. Warner enrolled at Morehouse College at the age of 15. He was drafted into the United States Army during World War II and served three years. He enrolled in medical school in Tennessee after being discharged and interned at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. He returned to Atlanta, with his wife, from St. Louis, Missouri in the early 1950s.
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