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Title: Russell Sugarmon Jr., Memphis lawyer and judge, 2000
Contributor: Sugarmon, Russell B., Jr. 1929-
Gritter, Elizabeth
Keywords: Oral history;Interviews;Memphis (Tenn.);Civil rights;Historically Black Colleges and Universities;City government;Voting;NAACP;Smith, Maxine;Education;Memphis City Council;Politics;Politics and government;Urban planning
Issue Date: 13-Oct-2000
Publisher: Rhodes College
Description: In this interview, native Memphian Russell B. Sugarmon talks about his early life and recounts his prolific political career. He describes his early work reorganizing the previously weak Shelby County Democratic Club, his legal defense of demonstrators arrested during sit-ins, and his famous campaign to run for County Commissioner in 1959.
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Appears in Collections:Everett R. Cook Oral History Collection

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