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Watkins, Cynthia, interview, 1989 May 5

 Item — location: AV-MSS 611.013.001

Scope and Content

From the Collection:

The collection consists of sixteen audio cassette tape recordings of interviews conducted by students from Booker T. Washington High School. Interviewees include residents of the Vine City neighborhood who would be affected by the Georgia Dome construction, Fulton County Commissioner Nancy Boxill, John T. Robinson II (the assistant to County Commissioner Michael Lomax), and Clarence Williams (the international representative from United Automobile Workers). The collection also includes a book of edited abstracts of the interviews. Interview discussions deal primarily with the concerns of residents as the Dome was being built, including increased crime rates, decreasing property values, excessive traffic in the neighborhood, and how the neighborhood's character could change as a result. Some interviewees also talk about their family history, their experiences with race relations in the South, and other life experiences.


  • 1989 May 5


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 1.167 linear ft. (one half document case and 17 oral history recordings)


From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305