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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
Creator:Southern Oral History Program
Title:Oral history interview with Orval Faubus, June 14, 1974
Date:1974 June 14

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 (document genres) | Text | Sound
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 | School integration--Arkansas--Little Rock | United States, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock, 34.7464809, -92.2895948
Collection:Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement
Institution:Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Contributors:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)
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