Peoplestown (Atlanta, Ga.)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content This collection contains an essay written by Eleanor Hand entitled "A Re-Viewing of Peoplestown" and taped interviews with Peoplestown residents Henry Phipps, Olivia Parks, and Grace Barksdale. In the essay Hand presents a history of Peoplestown's geographical development in relation to the railroad tracks, housing trends, racial prejudice against its residents, the Civil Rights Movement, and her hope for the future of the neighborhood.
Dates: 1994, undated
Scope and Content During her term as director of the Poverty Rights Office, Muriel Lokey retained documents relating to the P.R.O., Emmaus House, and the activism efforts of Peoplestown residents. Records from the P.R.O. include copies of the Poor People's Newspaper (1970-1993), a monthly publication that contained information for poor people in Atlanta in the areas of housing, social security, welfare, school lunches, health care, the police and the law, politics, and activism....
Dates: 1970-1993, undated