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Willie Bolden interview

@ Atlanta History Center

Merritt, Carole


In this interview, Willie Bolden talks about his involvement with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He describes his experiences in demonstrations in St. Augustine, Florida; Selma, Alabama; Marks, Mississippi; and the Mule Train march from Mississippi to Washington, D.C.Born in Sumter, South Carolina in 1938 and moved to Savannah, Georgia at the age of three. Father worked at Southern Cotton Oil Mill in Savannah and delivered papers. His mother, Sadie Mae Bolden, was a stay at home mother when Mr. Bolden was young but became a beautician and had a small shop in their home. Mr. Bolden moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1961.
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