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Interview with William Harris, December 3, 2013

Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia
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00:00:25 - Growing up / Education / Work Experience

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Partial Transcript: I was born in Tampa, Florida...

Segment Synopsis: Harris talks about growing up in Americus, Georgia. He recalls the importance of athleticism and the Thomas L Bell Stadium for the community. Harris discusses his family and education experience. He shares that he went form Georgia Technical Institute, then joined the Navy, and the work he did following his military service.

Keywords: Americus High School; G.W. Harris; Georgia Technical Institute; Glover Wholesale Co.; Orin Mitchell; Sumter Bank and Trust Company; Thomas L Bell Stadium; W. O. Eastland

00:06:58 - Changes to the Americus Community

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Partial Transcript: One of the things that I might...

Segment Synopsis: Harris shares how the loss of the mobile home industry in Americus affected the city's economy. Harris explains the importance of technical schools in a community, and discusses the history of South Georgia Technical College. Harris reflects on the current condition of Americus and discusses the impact a tornado had on the community.

Keywords: Americus, Georgia; Glover Wholesale Company; South Georgia Technical College; Technical & Adult Edu Ga Department; tornado