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Oral History Interview with U. W. Clemon, July 17, 1974. Interview A-0006. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    Birmingham lawyer and politician U. W. Clemon describes his place in Birmingham politics and the city's continuing problems with race. Clemon discusses his membership on the Birmingham city council, the prospect of George Wallace joining the 1976 presidential slate, and his hopes for the influence of an increased number of African Americans in the state senate.
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  • Clemon's political history
  • Racial dimensions of Birmingham politics
  • White elites undermine black political efforts
  • Clemon comments on Richard Arrington
  • Desire to annex white suburbs into Birmingham and push back the death penalty
  • Clemon believes George Wallace is still a racist
  • More blacks on Alabama legislature will make a difference
  • Dismay at blacks who endorsed George Wallace
  • Continuing racial problems in Birmingham
  • Reversal of desegregation via end to busing
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  • Subjects
  • African American politicians--Alabama
  • Alabama--Politics and government
  • Democratic Party (Ala.)
  • Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-
  • Alabama--Race relations
  • School integration--Alabama
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