Curtis, Martha Jane, interview 1 (part 2), February 2, 1989

Collection:
Oral History Collections on the Construction of the Georgia Dome in Vine City Papers
Title:
Curtis, Martha Jane, interview 1 (part 2), February 2, 1989
Publisher:
Vine City/Domed Stadium Oral History Project, MSS 611, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Date of Original:
1989-02-02
Subject:
African Americans--Georgia--Atlanta
African Americans--History
African Americans--Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta
Civil rights--Georgia--Atlanta
Communication in city planning
Economic development--Georgia--Atlanta
Georgia--Race relations
Neighborhoods--Georgia--Atlanta
Oral history--Georgia--Atlanta
Segregation--Georgia--Atlanta
Tourism and city planning--Georgia--Atlanta
Urban renewal--Georgia--Atlanta
Booker T. Washington High School (Atlanta, Ga.)--History--20th century
Georgia Dome (Atlanta, Ga.)
Location:
United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, Vine City, 33.7614952, -84.4102055
Medium:
oral histories (literary works)
Type:
Sound
Format:
audio/mpeg
Description:
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.
Plans for the construction of the Domed Stadium Project, which later became the Georgia Dome, were approved by the Atlanta City Council in 1989. The neighborhood most affected by the project was Vine City, located just west of downtown Atlanta. As the project worked its way through the final phases of approval, students from the Booker T. Washington High School Center for the Humanities, under the direction of two teachers, Ms. Gwen Cheatham and Ms. Katie Lindquist, interviewed Vine City residents most affected by the pending construction. The students interviewed fourteen individuals, and ultimately created a series of oral histories that documented the changing lives of Vine City residents. The project was patterned after the work of the "Foxfire" program developed in Rabun County, Georgia.
Metadata URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/id:geh_0611_ahc611-006
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/vinecityoh/do-mp3:ahc611-006
Bibliographic Citation (Cite As):
Cite as: Vine City/Domed Stadium Oral History Project, MSS 611, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Extent:
1 interview ; circa minutes
Holding Institution:
Atlanta History Center
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