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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With the Honorable Edith Ingram

Jackson, Adrian; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Judge Edith J. Ingram was born on January 16, 1942 in Sparta, Georgia. She took her oath of office as probate judge in Hancock County, Georgia becoming the state's first black woman judge in 1969. She served on the bench for thirty-six years presiding over the probate affairs of Hancock County which is over seventy percent black and had a history of electing only white officials to office. Ingram graduated from Fort Valley College with a B.S. degree in elementary education and taught school in Griffin and Hancock County before taking office. She was appointed to serve as a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee by President Jimmy Carter (then Governor of Georgia) and Lieutenant Colonel Ade De Camp. She was also appointed by the then Governor Joe Frank Harris. Ingram retired from the bench in 2004. She remained active in the Sparta community.
Performers
Evelyn Pounds, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
201 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with The Honorable Edith Ingram
The Honorable Edith Ingram
Credits
Videographer, Adrian Jackson.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Sparta, Georgia 2006 January 25.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 20 min., 57 sec.)) : sound, color
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