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This interview is one of series conducted concerning the Oral History of Appalachia. The topic of this interview is the Civil Rights Movement. Mr. Atkinson discusses: his personal history and childhood; his family; restaurants; segregation & integration; religion and the Church; the Marshall plane crash that killed the football team; Douglass High School; individuals such as William Jackson & Thelma Gordon; punishments for children (including corporeal punishment); and some anecdotes.
Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-554.
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Marshall University Special Collections, OH64-554, Huntington, WV.