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Oral History Interview with J. Carlton Fleming, [date unknown]. Interview B-0068. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007).
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  • Abstract
    J. Carlton Fleming, who was on a Chamber of Commerce committee pushing for consolidation in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the 1960s, tries to explain the demise of the issue in this interview. Fleming believes that consolidation failed because of the complexity of the process; city bureaucracy made the issue too complex for Charlotte residents to understand, let alone support. Fleming also downplays the role that race played in the process, arguing that busing did not affect the debate and that the main culprit was the political process.
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  • Consolidation gains momentum in Charlotte
  • Fleming assesses consolidation's failure
  • Bureaucracy doomed consolidation in Charlotte
  • Charlotteans worried about the effects of consolidation
  • Busing played no role in consolidation question
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  • Subjects
  • North Carolina--Economic conditions
  • Charlotte (N.C.)--Politics and government
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