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Strom Thurmond, July 20, 1978. Interview A-0334.
How Strom Thurmond Learned Hard Work and Politics in South Carolina: Strom Thurmond discusses his childhood and the people who inspired his long political career. As an attorney, judge, and governor, Thurmond advocated for states' rights and witnessed the desegregation of South Carolina. He recounts how he lived out his values in regard to the United States Constitution and race relations.
Interviewee: Strom Thurmond    Interviewer: James G. Banks
Duration: 02:38:24     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 12 excerpts.