• Willie W. Herenton, 2008

    This is an interview with Mayor Willie H. Herenton, who served as the mayor of Memphis, Tennessee from 1992 to 2009. In this clip he briefly discusses his thoughts on the question of race in Memphis

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  • Anthony Sabella, AFSCME Attorney, 1968

    This is an interview with Anthony Sabella. Sabella is the attorney who represented AFSCME in the injunction hearing in Chancery Court which ended in contempt citation. He was also a consultant to the…

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  • David Caywood, AFSCME Legal Consultant, 1968

    This is an interview with David Caywood. Caywood was a young lawyer who became involved in behind-the-scenes negotiations to reach a strike settlement during February and March, 1968. He later, as res…

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  • WHBQ-TV Press Conference, March 1969

    This is a recording of a WHBQ-TV weekly program titled "Press Conference" on March 16th, 1969. Moderated by Don Stevens, guests include Philip Michael Canale Jr., the Shelby County district attorney r…

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  • Calvin Taylor, Organizer of the Black Militants, 1968

    This is an interview with Calvin Taylor. Calvin Taylor was an organizer with Coby Smith and Charles Cabbage of the Black Militants. He was later a reporter for the Commercial Appeal.

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  • Fred Williams, c. 1968

    This is an interview with Fred Williams, who grew up in Kingsport and was in Memphis during the Sanitation Strike. This recording describes the events surrounding the death of Dr. Martin Luther King J…

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  • Modeane Thompson, 2007

    This is an interview with Modeane Thompson, who is now retired. Along with four other members, Thompson founded the Memphis Panel of American Women, who shared their personal experiences regarding the…

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  • WREC Radio Newscasts, August 1968

    This is a series of newscasts covering the Sanitation Strike, King's assassination, and the capture of James Earl Ray.

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  • WMPS Radio - MLK Funeral Service Atlanta, GA, 1968

    This is a recording of radio coverage of Dr. Martin Luther King's funeral in Atlanta, Georgia on April 19th, 1968. WMPS is a radio station based in Bartlett, TN.

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  • Frank Kallaher, Memphis Police Officer, 1970

    This is an interview with Frank J. Kallaher. A Memphis police officer of 13 years experience who describes Anti-Catholic sentiment in Memphis in 1957 and the daily workings of the Memphis Police Force…

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  • Letter from B. M. Roddy to W. E. B. Du Bois

    Roddy, B. M, Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963

    Concerning Southern Sociological Congress in Memphis, Tennessee after an incident of racial discrimination.

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  • Jesse Garner and Russ Wigginton, StoryCorps Interview, 2007

    An audio interview conducted by StoryCorps at Rhodes College with Mr. Jesse Garner by Russ Wigginton. Mr. Garner discusses his childhood in Millington, TN as well as many life lessons passed down from…

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  • Edie Hall, 2009

    Born in rural Mississippi, Edie Hall moved to the Hyde Park neighborhood of Memphis as a child. She discusses changes she's experienced in Memphis over the past six decades, especially in Hyde Park.

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  • WMC-TV "Close UP" Program, 1969

    This is an interview with Rev. Ben Hooks and Rev. Billy Kyles following the James Earl Ray trial on WMC-TV's "Close Up" program.

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  • Rev. James Lawson, SCLC and COME, May 25th 1972

    This is an interview with Rev. James Lawson, Jr.. Pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church and chairman of the strategy committee of C.O.M.E. (Community on the move for Equality), the community org…

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  • Eddie Mae Hawkins, 2006

    Ms. Eddie Mae Hawkins was a cook for the Lorraine Motel in the years following the assassination of Dr. King. In this interview she discusses her first recollections of race relations, the transition…

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  • Henry Turley, 2007

    This is an interview with Mr. Henry Turley. He tells his experience of the first march in Memphis, Tennessee for the sanitation workers. 2007-01-09

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  • Thomas Sisson, Public Works Commissioner, 2004

    In this interview, native Memphian Thomas "Pete" Sisson recounts his long political career starting in the Public Parks Commission, being president of the Memphis Jaycee Club, and his role as Public W…

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  • WMPS Radio "Memphis Cares" at Crump Stadium, 1968

    This is a recording of the WMPS radio program "Memphis Cares" covering a memorial event for the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Crump Station on April 7th, 1968.

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  • Billy Holmes, 2008

    This is an interview with Billy Holmes. Holmes describes his experiences growing up in Lexington before going to college and later joining the National Guard. Holmes was among the National Guardsmen s…

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