The Real Athens: Bibliography

Athens-Clarke County Government:

“Athens-Clarke County By the Numbers.” Athens-Clarke County. Athens-Clarke County, Feb. 2016. Web. 9 Apr. 2016. <https://athensclarkecounty.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/535>.

This page gives statical data about Athens-Clarke County and its population such as diversity percantages, income levels, poverty percentages, et cetera.

Athens Banner Herald:

Shearer, Lee. “Athens-Clarke County poverty rate doubles in 2000s.” Athens-BannerHerald (GA) 04 Jan. 2016: Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 2 Mar. 2016.

This article discusses the amount of progress made in the economy and job market since 2007 as well as the type of issues that Athens is facing in the struggle against poverty.

Nancy Denson on Poverty in Athens:

jdgaliberal. “Nancy Denson on Poverty in Athens.” YouTube. YouTube, 14 Apr. 2010. Web. 02 Mar. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-YPkU7-Ya4&list=LLRWk6speFFSEVy9LYl-jvaw&index=13>.

This video shows Mayor Nancy Denson explaining her views on Athen’s poverty issue and provides insight on possible causes of Athen’s poverty and could also be used in a possible interview of Mayor Denson.

Our Town:

Bennett, Nick, Mike Bennett, and Jessica Holden. “Our Town.” YouTube. YouTube, 1 June 2009. Web. 02 Mar. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFNB75BWrqQ&index=14&list=LLRWk6speFFSEVy9LYl-jvaw>.

This video provides a template and ideas for how I wish to present similar facts and statements in my video. The shots of Athens and its surrounding areas are something I would like to mimic in my own documentary. Also his comparison of statistics and the explanations and points he makes about poverty’s impacts make this issue more relatable.

The Red and Black:

Abercrombie, Chelsey. “Athens Homeless Count Highlights Overlooked Population.” The Red and Black. The Red and Black, 5 Feb. 2014. Web. 9 Apr. 2016. <http://www.redandblack.com/uganews/athens/athens-homeless-count-highlights-overlooked-population/article_4bd8621e-8eb5-11e3-8c4b-001a4bcf6878.html>.

This article provides facts and personal accounts on the homeless situation in Athens.

Social Explorer:

“Athens Area Living on Less than $50,00.” Social Explorer. N.p., 02 Mar. 2016. Web. 02 Mar. 2016. <http://www.socialexplorer.com/6b35325e89/edit>.

This is a map displaying the percentages of areas within Athens-Clarke County that live under a $50,000 income, which is the average income in the U.S.

“Athens Area Living under $10,000.” Social Explorer. N.p., 02 Mar. 2016. Web. 02 Mar. 2016. <http://www.socialexplorer.com/d07e507f5d/edit>.

This is a map displaying percentages within of areas within Athens-Clarke County that live under $10,000 a year.

Tony Interview:

Tony. Personal Interview. 4 April 2015, conducted and transcribed by Ty Jones

This interview provides a first hand experience of living in poverty in Athens and is crucial in the development of my documentary.

U.S. Census Bureau:

DeNavas-Walt, Carmen, and Bernadette D. Proctor. Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014. Place of Publication Not Identified: U S Govt. Printing Office, 2014. U.S. Census Bureau. Sept. 2015. Web. 27 Feb. 2016. <http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/demo/p60-252.pdf>.

This site gives statistical information about the U.S. from the year 2014 and before. From this site I gathered information about national poverty and local poverty in Athens and Oconee Counties, as well as state-wide statistics concerning poverty.