- Oral Histories of the American South: The Civil Rights Movement
- Oral history interview with H. M. Michaux, November 20, 1974
- Michaux, H. M. (Henry McKinley), 1930-
- Contributor to Resource:
- Bass, Jack
Southern Oral History Program
- Date of Original:
- North Carolina--Race relations
African Americans--Political activity
North Carolina--Politics and government
Democratic Party (N.C.)
African American politicians--North Carolina
Voter registration--North Carolina
Women political activists--North Carolina
African American legislators--North Carolina
African Americans--North Carolina--Political activity
North Carolina--Politics and government--1951-
Durham Committee on Negro Affairs
Durham Committee on the Affairs of Black People
North Carolina--Race relations--Political aspects
- Hunt, James B., 1937-
Michaux, H. M. (Henry McKinley), 1930-
- United States, North Carolina, Durham County, Durham, 35.99403, -78.89862
oral histories (literary works)
- H. M. Michaux discusses his role in black electoral politics in the urban South. His grassroots engagement with local Durham, North Carolina, politics helped to catapult him into the state House of Representatives, where he has served since 1972. Michaux explains that black politicians need to employ different campaign strategies in black and white communities. He also offers insight into the inner workings of black political alliances, as well as the internal decisions involved with political offices. He speculates on the permanence of the Republican Party in North Carolina. Despite some Republican success, Michaux contends that the Democratic Party will continue to dominate North Carolina politics. He stresses the need for a Democratic coalition and black political education in order to preserve black electoral power.
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Interview participants: H. M. Michaux, interviewee; Jack Bass, interviewer.
This electronic edition is part of the UNC-CH digital library, Documenting the American South. It is a part of the collection Oral histories of the American South.
Text encoded by Mike Millner. Sound recordings digitized by Aaron Smithers.
- Contributing Institution:
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Documenting the American South (Project)