Muriel Lokey Papers

Poor People's NewspaperDuring her term as director of the Poverty Rights Office [P.R.O.], Muriel Lokey retained documents relating to the P.R.O., Emmaus House and the activism efforts of Peoplestown residents. Records from the P.R.O. include copies of the Poor People’s Newsletter (1970-1993), a monthly publication that contained information for poor people in Atlanta in the areas of housing, social security, welfare, school lunches, health care, the police and the law, politics, and activism. Documentation of Emmaus House and its founder, Austin Ford include newspaper articles, fund raising letters, annual reports, and financial statements. The papers include material about the National Welfare Rights Organization office in Atlanta.

Selections from the Muriel Lokey Papers, including the Poor Peoples Newspaper and Poverty Rights Office materials, as well as the collection description above, are provided courtesy of Atlanta History Center.

Use the following notation for citing items from this collection:
[Item], Muriel Lokey Papers, MSS 967, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.


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