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Zeno Ponder, March 22, 1974. Interview A-0326.
Rebuilding the Democratic Party in the North Carolina Mountains: Zeno Ponder is one of the most respected and influential leaders of Madison County, North Carolina. This interview begins with his descriptions of his family's activities in the area and local political traditions. Ponder briefly describes his experiences at local schools, including Mars Hill College. Ponder became involved in local politics through a training program and his brother's campaign for sheriff.
Interviewee: Zeno Ponder    Interviewer: William Finger
Duration: 02:07:02     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 18 excerpts.