Oral history interview with Orval Faubus, June 14, 1974

Oral history interview with Orval Faubus, June 14, 1974

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Creator:Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994
Creator:Bass, Jack
Creator:De Vries, Walter
Title:Oral history interview with Orval Faubus, June 14, 1974
Date:1974 June 14
Description:

Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus reflects on the effects of his twelve-year tenure in the governor's mansion, state politics, and, of course, desegregation. Faubus paints himself as a populist who helped rescue Arkansas from backwardness with social programs and infrastructure. Merciless mischaracterizations from a lazy and hostile press have sullied his legacy, he claims, ignoring his many accomplishments and obscuring the true story of what happened on the courthouse steps in 1957. This interview will be useful to researchers interested in Arkansas politics in the middle of the twentieth century, the rising influence of the media in politics, and desegregation.

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Types:Transcripts | Sound recordings | Oral histories
Subjects:Bumpers, Dale | Fulbright, J. William (James William), 1905-1995 | Rockefeller, Winthrop, 1912-1973 | Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 | Faubus, Orval Eugene, 1910-1994 | African Americans--Political activity | Arkansas--Politics and government | Democratic Party (Ark.) | Governors--Arkansas | Press and politics--Arkansas | School integration--Arkansas | Governors--Arkansas | School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock | Little Rock (Ark.) | Pulaski County (Ark.)
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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: 01:35:30

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Forms part of Oral histories of the American South collection.

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