Shores, Arthur D. (Arthur Davis), 1904-1996
One of the first African Americans to practice law in Alabama, Shores was involved in numerous desegregation cases including the attempts by Autherine Lucy, Vivian Malone, and James Hood to desegregate the University of Alabama. Shore's Birmingham home was bombed twice in 1963. Shores was appointed to the Birmingham city council in 1969 and was later elected to the same seat, a position he held until 1978.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Encyclopedia of Alabama (Encyclopedia of Alabama)
- Eyes on the Prize Interviews (Washington University in St. Louis University Libraries)
- Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement (Documenting the American South (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill))
- Working Lives Oral History Project (W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library (University of Alabama))
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)