S. Ernest Vandiver oral history interview, 1994 Jan. 25.


Vandiver, S. Ernest (Samuel Ernest), 1918-. S. Ernest Vandiver oral history interview, 1994 Jan. 25.

S. Ernest Vandiver oral history interview, 1994 Jan. 25.

The collection consists of an oral history interview with S. Ernest Vandiver on January 25, 1994 in which he discusses the march on the Capitol; Sibley Commission; Judge John A. Sibley; Griffin Bell; Herman Talmadge; Marvin Griffin; meeting with John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson; Vandiver's experience with National Guard; role of Bobby Kennedy in 1960 presidential election; return of Martin Luther King to Georgia in 1960; 1960 meeting of Southern Governors; effect of Atlanta sit-ins on presidential election; Vandiver's communication with Mayor Hartsfield; Vandiver meeting with Herman Talmadge and black leaders; controversy surrounding Judge Mitchell's revocation of King's probation; intervention of Senator Kennedy; Bob Russell; George Stewart; legal issues; Bobby Kennedy phone call to Mitchell; impact on presidential election; Charlie Pou's ATLANTA JOURNAL article; 1972 Senate race between Vandiver, David Gambrell, Sam Nunn; Vandiver association with George Stewart; Stewart and Mitchell meeting with Bobby Kennedy; Theodore White's investigation of Kennedy-King affair; Vandiver's governorship; desegregation of schools; end of county unit system; desegregation of University of Georgia.

2 audiotapes ; cassette.Transcript (64 p.)

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