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Metro consolidation oral history interviews

Repository: Nashville Public Library. Metropolitan Government Archives

Collection Description (CRHP): These oral histories deal with the creation of the Nashville metropolitan government; in 1963, it became the first locality in the country to consolidate the city and county governments. These oral histories deal in large degree with black voting. Those that particularly address the civil rights movement are the ones of Mayor Richard Fulton, Mayor Beverly Briley, Tennessean editor John Seigenthaler, and black city council member Mansfield Douglas.

Access Copy Note: All oral histories are transcribed. Excerpts of the oral history of Mayor Richard Fulton are available at the Digital Library of the Nashville Public Library at,1&CISOOP1=exact&CISOBOX1=Civil+Rights&CISOFIELD1=subjeb.

Date(s): 1980, 1995-1995

Digital Status: Partial

Extent: 30 cassette tapes; transcripts (600 p.)

Language: English

Physical Location: These materials are located off-site and require advance notice to view.

Interviewees: Richard Fulton, Beverly Briley, Seigenthaler, Mansfield Douglas

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights


African American political activists
African American politicians--Tennessee
African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee
African Americans--Politics and government
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
Nashville (Tenn.)--Politics and government
Urban renewal--Tennessee


Sound recordings


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