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Herbert Holmes interview

@ Atlanta History Center

Merritt, Carole


In this interview, Herbert Holmes describes his family's involvement in desegregating public schools and public golf courses in Atlanta, Georgia. He also discusses the tension and conflict within the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change organization and within the black community. Many of the leaders of the old guard felt uncomfortable with the plan for change scripted by the younger generation. Holmes ends the interview with his assessment of the black community in Atlanta.Herbert Holmes was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1944. His family moved to Tuskegee, Alabama in 1947 and then to Atlanta, Georgia in 1949. His father was originally from Atlanta but moved to Detroit during World War II for employment reasons. He graduated from Morehouse College and worked at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change on a documentation project.
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