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Title: Bill Farris, City Commissioner, 1982
Contributor: Farris, William (Bill)
Faist, Thomas
Keywords: Oral history;Interviews;Memphis (Tenn.);Civil rights;Loeb, Henry 1920-1992;Ingram, William B.;Law;Politics;Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
Issue Date: 14-May-1982
Publisher: Rhodes College
Description: In this interview with Bill Farris, City Commissioner under Mayors Loeb and Ingram, Executive Assistant to Mayors Toby and Orgill and City Judge of Memphis, he describes the political pressures of democrats in the post-Crump era of the 1960s. He talks about appointing the first African American to head a board in the Memphis city government, Macy O'Walker, and how the city government sought to handle the Sanitation Worker's Strike of 1968.
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Appears in Collections:Everett R. Cook Oral History Collection

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