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Clinton E. Dye, Jr.

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Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Nonprofit Chief Executive
Social Worker

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
Never Forget Where You Come From 'Cause You Ain't Left There Yet.

Birthplace

Born:
4/9/1942
Birth Location:
Atlanta, Georgia

Profession

Category:
CivicMakers
Occupation(s):
Nonprofit Chief Executive
Social Worker

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
Never Forget Where You Come From 'Cause You Ain't Left There Yet.

Birthplace

Born:
4/9/1942
Birth Location:
Atlanta
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Biography

Clinton Elworth Dye, Jr. was born on April 9, 1942, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Charlotte and Clinton E. Dye, Sr. Dye grew up surrounded by his extended family. He attended Atlanta public schools, graduated from David T. Howard High School in 1960 and then entered Morehouse College. Dye dropped out of Morehouse College after his first year to work for Lockheed Corporation. He returned to Morehouse a year later and received his B.A degree in sociology in 1965.

Dye’s first job was as a case aide for an alcoholism program at Emory University. In 1969, he received his M.A. degree from the Atlanta University School for social work and went on to receive his PhD. Dye has served the community for over forty years in the field of human services. He has held senior management positions at the state and local levels. He was the Director of Economic Opportunity Atlanta. He worked with employee assistance and state mental health programs and in the legislative area.

Dye is a veteran of the Urban League, having served as director of community services with the Atlanta Urban League from 1976 until 1979; and vice-president from 1979 until 1990. In 1990, he held senior management positions in the Georgia Department of Human Resources before returning to the Atlanta Urban League as its president and chief executive officer in April, 2000. He has served on several committees, including the Governor's Advisory Council on Mental Health, State of Georgia; Regional Development Advisory Council, Atlanta Regional Commission; Board of Visitors Grady Memorial Hospital; Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; and Georgia State University Department of Social Work Community Advisory Board.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his paternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his paternal grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his paternal grandfather, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his paternal grandfather, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. recalls his parents' discipline
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his mother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his maternal grandmother and great-grandmother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes family gatherings and holidays
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes the games he played as a child
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his childhood community
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. remembers outings with his family
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. recalls his elementary schools in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. recalls attending several elementary schools in Atlanta
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his mentors at John Hope Elementary School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes the textbooks at his segregated school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his extracurricular activities
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes the emphasis on academics in his home
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes the role of religion in his childhood
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. talks about his aspirations and activities in high school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes the influence of his cousin, Thaddeus Olive, Jr.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. recalls attending Morehouse College in the early 1960s
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. talks about his wife, Myrtice Willis Dye
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. recalls President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's assassination
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. talks about his deferment from the Vietnam War draft
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his activism at Morehouse College
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. remembers the Freedom Riders
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his position with Emory University in 1965
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. talks about attending graduate school and his position at Georgia Regional Hospital
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. recalls his role as director of Economic Opportunity Atlanta
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes the impact of the Economic Opportunity Atlanta
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his position at the Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his involvement with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. recalls earning his Ph.D. degree
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. remembers the impact of the Atlanta Child Murders, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 12 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. remembers the impact of the Atlanta Child Murders, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 13 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. remembers the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes the role of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. shares a message for future generations
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes his achievements at the Urban League of Greater Atlanta
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. talks about Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. talks about Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Clinton E. Dye, Jr. narrates his photographs, pt. 2