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Oral History Interview with Hodding Carter, April 1, 1974. Interview A-0100. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    Noted journalist Hodding Carter describes the change in Mississippi politics from the virulent racism of the 1960s to the relative moderation of the 1970s. Carter discusses a lot of the minutiae of Mississippi politics that might be confusing to researchers not intimately familiar with the state's political history, but offers many insightful reflections on the power of race in a state that emerged hobbled from the 1960s.
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  • Laws can change attitudes on race
  • Laws can change attitudes on race
  • Factors in decline of racial violence in Mississippi
  • Senator Eastland is immoral, Carter says
  • Lack of successful black political involvement in Mississippi
  • Blacks struggling to organize politically in Mississippi
  • Little chance for a GOP governor in Mississippi
  • Shifting political landscape in Mississippi
  • Despite opposition, Mississippians live with desegregation
  • Desegregation of Mississippi schools
  • Mississippi's economic transformation
  • Race dominates politics in Mississippi
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  • Subjects
  • Mississippi--Politics and government
  • Mississippi--Race relations
  • Republican Party (Miss.)
  • African American politicians--Mississippi
  • Press and politics--Mississippi
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