Retired President Terry D. Elam and wife, Patricia Elam, reflect on 1970 riot that propelled Augusta into civil rights era
"Patricia and Terry Elam were students at Paine College during the 1970 Augusta riot and had to flee the college during the unrest 50 years ago."
Augusta Technical College's recently retired President Elam and his wife Patricia were interviewed for this article by Damon Cline from The Augusta Chronicle. "The Augusta riot of May 11-12 left six dead, dozens wounded and entire city blocks in ashes, " (Cline, The Augusta Chronicle). Original Press Release (with images)