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Scope and Content Note: Recordings of interviews conducted as part of research for Greene's books: Praying for Sheetrock (1991), politics and civil rights in McIntosh County (Ga.); Last Man Out (1996), a mine disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia; The Temple Bombing (2003), the bombing of a synagogue in Atlanta in 1958; There is No Me Without You (2006), AIDS and orphans in Ethiopia; and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet (2011), a humorous look at life with nine children.
Melissa Fay Greene was born in 1952 in Macon (Ga.), moved to Dayton (Ohio), graduated from Oberlin College in 1975, and worked in Savannah (Ga.) with the Georgia Legal Services Program. She is the author of five books of nonfiction and in 2011 was inducted into the Georgia Writers Hall of Fame. She lives in Atlanta (Ga.) with her attorney husband Donald Franklin Samuel. They have nine children, five of whom were adopted from Bulgaria and Ethiopia.
For addtional information see: Melissa Fay Greene, New Georgia Encyclopedia; Georgia Writers Hall of Fame interviews Melissa Fay Greene
Extent: 28 audiocassettes;3 VHS
Provenance: Hargrett collection.
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