GOOD, PAUL.
Paul Good papers, 1963-1964

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zbh9


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Good, Paul.
Title: Paul Good papers, 1963-1964
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1025
Extent: AV Masters: 2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Abstract:Audio recordings and interviews conducted by journalist Paul Good during the civil rights movement.
Language:Materials mostly in English, with some recordings partially in Spanish.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Purchase, 2005.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Paul Good papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Randy Gue, April 24, 2007.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Paul Good (March 11, 1929-January 23, 2005) was a radio, television, and print journalist. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. After serving in the U.S. Army, Good started his career in journalism, working first for the New York World Telegram and Sun and then for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). He joined the ABC News in 1960. ABC assigned him to Mexico City, Mexico where he served as Latin American bureau chief. He arrived in Atlanta the following year to work as ABC News' Southern bureau chief. During this assignment, Good traveled throughout the South to cover the civil rights movement. He left ABC News in 1964 to become a freelance journalist and writer.

Paul Good (March 11, 1929-January 23, 2005) was a radio, television, and print journalist. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. After serving in the U.S. Army, Good started his career in journalism, working first for the New York World Telegram and Sun and then for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). He joined the ABC News in 1960. ABC assigned him to Mexico City, Mexico where he served as Latin American bureau chief. He arrived in Atlanta the following year to work as ABC News' Southern bureau chief. During this assignment, Good traveled throughout the South to cover the civil rights movement. He left ABC News in 1964 to become a freelance journalist and writer.

Scope and Content Note

The Paul Good papers consist entirely of audio recordings Good made while he was working as a journalist. Most of the material dates from 1964 when he was covering the civil rights movement. The recordings include reports and interviews from well known civil rights battlegrounds around the South as well as dispatches from less publicized places like Notasulga, Alabama and Colbert, Georgia. The collection also contains a few recordings from Paul Good's time in Mexico City, Mexico.

A large part of the collection relates to civil rights activities in three places: Atlanta, Georgia, St. Augustine, Florida, and the state of Mississippi. The Atlanta recordings document the student movement's push to desegregate public accommodation in the Gate City in 1964. In St. Augustine, Florida, Good recorded mass meetings, protest marches, and other civil rights activities in the "Ancient City." And, in Mississippi, Good covered the disappearances of three civil rights activists, voter registration efforts in Hattiesburg and Greenwood, Mississippi, and the state convention of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Martin Luther King, Jr. and Andrew Young appear on several of the tapes.

The Paul Good audio recordings also document the opponents of the civil rights movement. The collection includes interviews with Robert Shelton, the Imperial Wizard of the United Klans of America, Inc. and recordings of Klan rallies in Atlanta, Georgia and St. Augustine, Florida

The recordings from Good's time as Latin America bureau chief feature reports and interviews from presidential elections in the Dominican Republic and Panama, an attempted overthrow of Haitian President Francois Duvalier, and a meeting of the "Alliance for Progress" in Mexico City, Mexico.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by location of interview.


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Container List

Alabama
Box Folder Content
AV1 - Notasulga, Alabama [February 1964]. (1) Recording of Dallas County, Alabama Sheriff Jim Clark beating freelance photographer Vernon Merritt, III on a bus with six African American students headed to integrate the Macon County, Alabama High School [February 1964]; (2) Paul Good interviewing Mayor Ray of Notasulga, Alabama about the attempted desegregation of the Macon County High School, a fire at the Notasulga Water Works, and the beating of Vernon Merritt, III [February 1964] [original: open reel tape]
Florida
AV1 - St. Augustine, Florida [May 27, 1964] [1]. (1) Unidentified speaker addressing a mass meeting at St. Paul's AME Church; (2) Andrew Young of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference addressing the meeting; (3) Recording of marchers heading into downtown St. Augustine, Florida; (4) Andrew Young speaking to St. Augustine, Florida police officials, including Police Chief Virgil Stuart; (5) Andrew Young addressing the marchers; (6) Paul Good describing the scene; (7) Paul Good interviewing an unidentified group of people; (8) Paul Good interviewing a group of women conducting a sit-in at a restaurant [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - St. Augustine, Florida, May 27, 1964 [2]. (1) Three short excerpts of a speech [or several speeches?] by Martin Luther King, Jr. [Recording begins 26:45 into the tape. The recording is only 4:10 long.] [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - St. Augustine, Florida, 1964 [1]. (1) Martin Luther King, Jr., reads a statement to reporters and then fields questions from reporters about the situation in St. Augustine, Florida [June 19, 1964]; (2) A recording of a segregation rally in St. Augustine, Florida, undated; (3) Verle Pope, a St. Augustine realtor and a Florida state senator, speaking to reporters about the situation in St. Augustine [June 20, 1964] [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - St. Augustine, Florida [1964] [2]. (1) Unidentified speaker addressing a mass meeting; (2) Martin Luther King, Jr. addressing a mass meeting; (3) Andrew Young of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) speaking at a mass meeting; (4) Marchers singing "Nobody Knows the Troubles I've Seen"; (5) Recording of a night civil rights march through St. Augustine, Florida; (6) Paul Good interviewing marchers who have been attacked by segregationists in St. Augustine, Florida [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - St. Augustine, Florida [1964] [3]. (1) Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color line in baseball, addressing a mass meeting; (2) Singing, "I Love Everybody in My Heart"; (3) Reverend C.T. Vivian speaking to a group of marchers; (4) Singing, "You Can't Make Me Doubt Him"; (5) Jackie Robinson addressing a mass meeting [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - St. Augustine, Florida [1964] [4]. (1) Short excerpt of Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to a mass meeting; (2) Unidentified speaker at a mass meeting; (3) Paul Good interviews Andy Young about the civil rights situation in St. Augustine, Florida [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - [St. Augustine, Florida, 1964] [5]. (1) Paul Good describing a march in St. Augustine, Florida. [The recording is only 1 minute and 16 seconds long. Most of the tape is blank.] [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - St. Augustine [Florida]: "Sound & Light" [undated]. (1) Recording of an unidentified television or radio drama about the history of Castillo de San Marcos and the history of St. Augustine, Florida [undated] [original: open reel tape]
Georgia
AV1 - Atlanta, Georgia [November 1963 and January 1964]. (1) Civil rights activists singing "Freedom Now" ["Mount Zion"], undated; (2) Paul Good interviewing segregationist Lester Maddox, undated; (3) Ralph McGill speaking to the United Nations Subcommission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities at the Rivera Motel, Atlanta, Georgia [January 24, 1964]; (4) Robert A. Thompson, Executive Director of the Atlanta Urban League, speaking to the United Nations Subcommission of the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities at the Rivera Motel, Atlanta, Georgia [January 24, 1964]; (5) Martin Luther King, Jr., sermon [November 23, 1963]; (6) Paul Good interviewing two pacifists about a nonviolent march [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Atlanta, Georgia [January 1964]. (1) Recording of Atlanta police officers arresting civil rights activists during a sit-in at the Heart of Atlanta Motel [January 11, 1964]; (2) Paul Good interviewing James Forman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in front of a Krystal restaurant [January 18, 1964]; (3) Paul Good interviewing Reverend Joseph E. Boone, Reverend Wyatt T. Walker, and James Forman at a sit-in at the Heart of Atlanta Motel [January 11, 1964]; (4) Paul Good describing the scene outside of Leb's Restaurant when comedian Dick Gregory and other demonstrators were arrested by Atlanta police officers [January 27, 1964]; (5) Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen, Jr. speaking about the push to desegregate public accommodations in the city [January 30, 1964] [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Atlanta, Georgia [March 22, 1964]. (1) Paul Good interviewing the Nation of Islam's southern leader, Jeremiah X in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, [March 22, 1964]; (2) Recording of a [United Klans of America, Inc., Knights of the] Ku Klux Klan rally [at Hurt Park in downtown Atlanta, Georgia] [March 22, 1964] [original: open reel tape]
AV1 - Colbert, Georgia [and Mississippi] [1964]. (1) Paul Good interviews [Danielsville, Georgia?] police chief about the murder of Lemuel A. Penn [1964]; (2) Paul Good interviews Martin Luther King, Jr. at an airport on the way to Mississippi [1964]; (3) Ralph David Abernathy and Martin Luther King, Jr. addressing a group in Philadelphia, Mississippi; (4) Paul Good interviews an unidentified woman about Martin Luther King, Jr.'s visit to Philadelphia, Mississippi; (5) Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis speaking at the site of Mount Zion Methodist Church in Longdale, Mississippi, [1964]; (6) Newsmen, including Paul Good, interview Bud Cole at the site of Mount Zion Methodist Church in Longdale, Mississippi [1964]; (7) Journalists, including Paul Good, interview Beatrice Cole at the site of Mount Zion Methodist Church in Longdale, Mississippi [1964]; (8) John Lewis speaking to a group in Meridian, Mississippi [1964] [original: open reel tape]
Mississippi
AV1 - Mississippi [undated] [1]. (1) Paul Good describing the picketing at the Forrest County, Mississippi Courthouse [Hattiesburg, Mississippi], undated; (2) Recording of civil rights activists attempting to enter the Forrest County Courthouse to register to vote, undated; (3) Paul Good interviews an unidentified African American man who is attempting to register to vote, undated; (4) Paul Good interviews another gentleman about his attempts to register to vote in Forrest County, Mississippi, undated; (5) Recording of a mass meeting in Mississippi, unidentified speaker, undated; (6) Paul Good interviews Charles Evers, undated; (7) Recording of a local official directing the "residents of Madison County" [Mississippi] to form a single line of they want to enter the courthouse and attempt to register to vote, undated; (8) Unidentified speaker addressing a mass meeting, undated; (9) Paul Good interviews C.L. Jenkins about his attempts to register to vote, undated; (10) Paul Good interviews Bob Moses in Greenwood, Mississippi, undated; (11) Paul Good interviews James Forman and Bob Moses in Mississippi, undated [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - Mississippi [undated] [2]. (1) Paul Good interviews John Lewis of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee about the situation in Mississippi; (2) Dick Frey, a staff member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, describes his arrest in Greenwood, Mississippi during a voter registration demonstration. Frey speaks about his arrest over the phone from jail [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - Mississippi [June 1964]. (1) Paul Good interviews a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) member in Jackson, Mississippi about Michael Schwerner; (2) Paul Good interviews Alvin Packer, a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) "worker," about Michael Schwerner; (3) Paul Good interviews a jailer in Mississippi about the disappearance of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman; (4) Paul Good interviews three unnamed Freedom Summer volunteers about the disappearance of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman; (5) Paul Good interviews James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) about James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman; (6) Paul Good interviews John Lewis of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) about his trip to Philadelphia, Mississippi to find out more information about the disappearance of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman; (7) Paul Good interviews James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) about his trip to Philadelphia, Mississippi to find out more information about the disappearance of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner, and Andrew Goodman [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - [Meridian, Mississippi, August 6, 1964] [1]. (1) Paul Good interviews Aaron Henry at the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) state convention on August 6, 1964; (2) Recording of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) state convention, August 6, 1964 [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - [Meridian, Mississippi, August 6, 1964] [2]. (1) Recording of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) state convention [original: open reel tape]
Latin America
AV2 - [Panama Presidential election, undated]. (1) Paul Good reporting about the Panamanian Presidential elections; (2) Paul Good interviewing Dr. Arnulfo Arias Madrid; (3) Paul Good interviewing an unidentified official about Panamanian operations against Bautista in Cuba [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - [Mexico City, Mexico? undated]. (1) An unidentified woman explaining why "they are on strike"; (2) Paul Good interviewing an unidentified, exiled political figure about an attempt to overthrow Haitian President Francois Duvalier. [This tape is short; it is only 4:20 long.] [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - [Mexico City, Mexico and Dajabon, Dominican Republic, undated]. (1) Paul Good rehearsing his story about a Fidel Castro speech; (2) Paul Good interviewing Haitian rebels attempting to overthrow Francois Duvalier in Dajabon, Dominican Republic [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - [Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic and Miami, Florida, undated]. (1) An unidentified broadcast in Spanish; (2) Paul Good interviewing Dominican Presidential candidate, Dr.Viriato Fiallo; (3) Paul Good interviewing Dominican Presidential candidate, Juan Bosch; (4) Paul Good recounting scene in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic on the eve of the election; (5) Paul Good interviewing the wives of Cuba exiles [in Miami, Florida] who have been held prisoners in Cuba since the Bay of Pigs invasion. The interviews were conducted just after the families found out the men were returning from Cuba [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - [Mexico City, Mexico, undated]. (1) Paul Good interviewing an unidentified doctor, who had just returned from vacation in Cuba, about Havana and life in Cuba. The interview was done at the Mexico City airport; (2) Paul Good's reports and interviews from a meeting of the "Alliance for Progress" in Mexico City, Mexico [undated] [original: open reel tape]
Interviews
AV2 - Interview of C.B. King and Victoria Gray by Paul Good [Albany, Georgia, 1964 and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1964]. (1) Paul Good interviews C.B. King [Albany, Georgia, [1964]. King, Albany's only African American attorney in the 1950s and 1960s, ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1964; (2) Paul Good interviews Victoria Gray [Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1964]. Gray became the first African American woman from Mississippi to run for U.S. Senate in 1964 [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - Interview of Robert Shelton by Paul Good [n.d]. (1) Paul Good interviews Robert Shelton, the Imperial Wizard of the United Klans of America, Inc., undated [original: open reel tape]
AV2 - Interview of [U.S. Army Major] General Clark Ruffner [Retired] by Paul Good [1964]. (1) Paul Good interviews [U.S. Army, Major] General Clark Ruffner [Retired] about his experiences with and impressions of [U.S. Army] General Douglas MacArthur [original: open reel tape]
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