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. “All the Cooperation We Can Muster”

G. Wayne Dowdy

in Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734232
eISBN:
9781604734249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734232.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explores the signs of change in Memphis from a commission-based local government to a council-mayor form of government. Watkins Overton, the former Memphis mayor, sought the mayor ... More


Church Must Go

Darius J. Young

in Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056272
eISBN:
9780813058061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056272.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the influence of Church’s machine politics in Memphis by focusing on the election of Mayor Watkins Overton, and the resistance he experienced from white Memphians. On a ... More


. “Why Didn’t Someone Tell Us This Before?”

G. Wayne Dowdy

in Crusades for Freedom: Memphis and the Political Transformation of the American South

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734232
eISBN:
9781604734249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734232.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses the political landscape of Memphis, Tennessee after both politician Edward Hull Crump and Mayor Frank Tobey died. As the mayoral election drew nearer, the political machinery ... More


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