Title: Oral History Interview with Rita Jackson Samuels, April 30, 1974. Interview A-0077.
Interviewer: DeVries, Walter
Interviewee: Samuels, Rita Jackson
Subjects: King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 Women in politics Georgia--Politics and government African American politicians--Georgia Carter, Jimmy, 1924- African American women Women political activists--Georgia
Abstract: Rita Jackson Samuels, coordinator of the Governor's Council on Human Relations in Atlanta, Georgia, offers her thoughts on the changing racial dynamics of her home state. She gives the most attention to measuring the progress of African Americans in Georgia during her tenure and that of Governor Jimmy Carter. She also discusses at length the installation of a portrait of Martin Luther King in the state capitol, a move which she initiated, and describes its symbolic importance.