Oral history interview with Richard Arrington, July 18, 1974

Oral history interview with Richard Arrington, July 18, 1974

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Creator:Arrington, Richard
Creator:Bass, Jack
Title:Oral history interview with Richard Arrington, July 18, 1974
Date:1974 July 18
Description:

Richard Arrington, who three years after this interview would become the first African American mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, discusses race and politics in the American South and his nascent political career, which began with a seat on the Birmingham City Council. He describes a city where white elites are very concerned with controlling the kinds of African Americans who enter politics, but where young black politicians are managing to get a foothold in city politics. He hopes that the black presence will continue to increase in Alabama and that African American politicians can set aside their differences.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998 | Arrington, Richard | African American politicians--Alabama | Alabama--Politics and government | Democratic Party (Ala.) | African American politicians--Alabama--Birmingham. | Alabama--Politics and government--1951- | Alabama--Race relations--Political aspects. | Birmingham (Ala.)--Politics and government | Birmingham (Ala.) | Jefferson County (Ala.)
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Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:Southern Oral History Program | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project) | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library | Oral histories of the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project))
Online Publisher:[Chapel Hill, N.C.] : University Library, UNC-Chapel Hill. | 2006
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Duration: 00:47:23

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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