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Title: Downing Pryor, first President of the City Council, 1982
Contributor: Pryor, Downing
Faist, Thomas
Keywords: Oral history;Interviews;Memphis (Tenn.);Civil rights;Memphis City Council;Black Leaders;Integration;Sanitation workers;Loeb, Henry 1920-1992;King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination
Issue Date: 4-May-1982
Publisher: Rhodes College
Description: In this interview, Downing Pryor describes being the first President of the City Council in 1968 and how the new, inexperienced City Council struggled to excercize authority and put an end to the Sanitation Worker's Strike. He also recounts the King assassination and how it caused African American leadership to fragment in the city of Memphis.
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Appears in Collections:Everett R. Cook Oral History Collection

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