Title: Oral History Interview with J. Carlton Fleming, [date unknown]. Interview B-0068.
Identifier: B-0068
Interviewer: Moye, Bill
Interviewee: Fleming, J. Carlton
Subjects: North Carolina--Economic conditions    Charlotte (N.C.)--Politics and government    
Extent: 00:00:01
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.