- Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement
- Oral history interview with Richard Arrington, July 18, 1974
- Arrington, Richard
- Contributor to Resource:
- Bass, Jack
Southern Oral History Program
- Date of Original:
- 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
- Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-1998
- United States, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham, 33.52066, -86.80249
oral histories (literary works)
- 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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- Metadata URL:
- Duration: 00:47:23
- Contributing Institution:
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)