Title: Oral History Interview with Arthur Shores, July 17, 1974. Interview A-0021.
Identifier: A-0021
Interviewer: Bass, Jack
Interviewee: Shores, Arthur
Subjects: African American politicians--Alabama    Alabama--Politics and government    Democratic Party (Ala.)    Wallace, George C. (George Corley), 1919-    African Americans--Political activity    Alabama--Race relations    Civil rights--Alabama    King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968    
Extent: 00:00:01
Abstract:  Birmingham politician Arthur Shores offers his thoughts on the intersection of race and politics in his home city. Shores sees significant progress in Birmingham since the violence of the 1960s—in part because of that violence— and sees Birmingham citizens increasingly voting based on their interests rather than their race. He also shares his opinion of George Wallace, whom he sees as a political opportunist.