Oral History Collections on the Construction of the Georgia Dome in Vine City Papers

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 Auto 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.

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