Asa G. Hilliard, III (Finding Aid)

Asa G. Hilliard, III

1933 - 2007

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Food: barbeque

Favorite Time of Year: Georgia spring

Favorite Vacation Spot: Texas, Ghana

Interview Length: 85 minutes

Interview Date(s): May 6, 2003

Interview Location(s): Atlanta, Georgia


Professor of educational psychology Asa Hilliard discusses his family's history, going into detail about his grandfather's and parent's lives. He tells stories about their pasts to introduce their personalities. Asa Hilliard explains his tight-knit family structure and describes how they've taken care of relatives in times of need.

Professor of educational psychology Asa Hilliard talks about various family members' involvement in civil activism as well as his own link to the Civil Rights Movement. He remembers his earliest childhood memories from Denver, Colorado and details his personality traits and interests. Hilliard recalls his elementary and high school days and mentions mentors who influenced and encouraged him along the way. Asa Hilliard then talks of contemplating his post high school plan.

Professor of educational psychology Asa Hilliard recalls his reasoning for attending the University of Denver and for studying psychology. After discussing his extracurricular interests he mentions graduate school mentors. Hilliard explains his career path after graduate school as he talks about his teaching career and the time he spent in Liberia with the Peace Corps. Asa Hilliard gives details on the social climate around San Francisco State University during the mid-1960s.

25 Stories (See Ordered Story Set)