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Smyre, Calvin
Smyre, Calvin
TitleSmyre, Calvin
PhotographerArchambault, Charlie
CaptionCalvin Smyre on the floor of the house...
DescriptionView of Georgia State Representative Calvin Smyre speaking to an unidentified collegue on the floor of the Georgia State House in Atlanta, Georgia.
Geographic LocationAtlanta (Ga.)
SubjectPolitical participation--Georgia
Political participation--Georgia--Atlanta
Politics & government--Georgia--Atlanta
Politics & government--Georgia
African Americans--1980-1990
African Americans
Architectural elements--Georgia--Atlanta
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
Personal NameSmyre, Calvin
Corporate NameGeorgia State Capitol (Atlanta, Ga.)
Date Original1987
Date Digital2009
Type7 x 10 in. silver gelatin print
Digital FormatJPEG
Catalogue NumberVIS 158.01.269
CollectionSouthline Press, Inc. Photographs
PublisherKenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305
RightsThis material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
NotesCalvin Smyre was born on May 17, 1947 in Columbus, Georgia. He was the youngest member of the Georgia House of Representatives when he was elected to the 132nd district at the age of 26 in 1974, a post he still holds. He was active in the civil rights movement, representing African Americans' political power and the rise of a younger generation of African American leadership. In 1987, Governor Joe Frank Harris appointed him as floor leader, making him the first African American leader of the House since Reconstruction.
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