• Thomas Oliver Jones, Head of Memphis AFSCME, 1970

    This is an interview with T.O. Jones, organizer and head of Memphis Local 1733 of AFSCME International Union.

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  • Henry Loeb, Memphis Mayor, July 1st 1968

    This is an interview with Henry Loeb. Henry Loeb was the Mayor of Memphis at the time of the Sanitation Strike.

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  • 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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  • Rabbi James Wax, Civil Rights leader, 1983

    In this interview with Rabbi James Wax he talks about the work done by the Memphis Committee for Community Relations and the Ministry Alliance. In both of these organizations, Wax and other religious…

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  • Rev. Brooks Ramsey, Memphis Ministers' Association, 1968

    This is an interview with Rev. Brooks Ramsey. Brooks was the pastor of Second Baptist Church, the breakaway church from Bellevue Baptist Church. He was one of the few members of the Memphis Ministers'…

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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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  • Linda Burgess, 2013

    Interview of community member Linda Burgess from The Heights History Camp, 2013. Interviewed by Treadwell Middle students, sponsored by The Corners at Highland Heights Shalom Zone, Rhodes College, and…

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  • Jewel Allen oral history excerpt about learning to piece quilts

    Audio excerpt of Jewel Allen oral history recorded as part of the Tennessee State Parks Folklife Project. He discusses how he used to bottom chairs during the winters while his wife pieced quilts. His…

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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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  • Edward Hailey, 2007

    This is an interview with Edward Hailey, who was born and raised in Memphis and experienced the city's race relations throughout the decades. He worked his entire life in manufacturing, and discusses…

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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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  • E. C. Stimbert, Superintendent of Memphis Public Schools, 1968

    This is an interview with E. C. Stimbert. Stimbert was the Superintendent of Memphis public schools from 1957-1971.

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  • John Malone, 2016

    Dr. Malone moved to highland heights his senior year in high school. From there he went on to pursue his dreams in Memphis. For college he went to Memphis State and graduated with his masters. After c…

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  • Jody Stephens, 2014

    This is an interview with Jodie Stephens, who was a drummer in the band Big Star. Interview conducted by Molly Whitehorn ('15) and Dr. John Bass on February 23, 2014.

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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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  • Geraldine Downey, 2015

    Geraldine Downey shares her story of growing up in South Memphis.

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  • David Haggard, 2014

    David Haggard is a park ranger with Tennessee State Parks and works at Reel Foot Lake. He talks about growing up in east Tennessee and his job now.

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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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