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Author Arrington, Richard.
Title There's Hope for the World : the Memoir of Birmingham, Alabama''s First African American Mayor.
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2008.

Subject Arrington, Richard.
African American mayors -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- Biography.
Mayors -- Alabama -- Birmingham -- Biography.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- Biography.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- Politics and government.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- Social conditions.
Birmingham (Ala.) -- Economic conditions.
Description 1 online resource (288 pages)
Summary On a sultry September morning in 1955, a young African American man, the son of share croppers, boarded a Greyhound bus in Birmingham, Alabama, to leave his home state for the first time in his life. He was headed for the University of Detroit on a teaching scholarship from Miles College. Richard Arrington could not have guessed then that his future as a teacher would be postponed for decades by big-city politics--and that he would serve a record-setting five terms as chief executive of Alabama's largest city. Under Arrington's leadership, Birmingham rebu.
Contents Preface; 1. Leaving City Hall: The Last Day; 2. Early Life Overview: The Journey from Sharecropping to City Hall; 3. The Call of Political Leadership: The Council Race and First Mayoral Election (A Revival of Hope); 4. Police Brutality: Terrorism in Birmingham; 5. Police Reform: A First Priority; Illustrations follow page 90 and page 178; 6. The Controversial Reign of Chief Artie Deutsch; 7. The Beginning of the Federal Investigation; 8. In the Eye of a Corruption Probe: FBI Surveillance; 9. Feds Designate Me as a Target of Grand Jury Investigation.
10. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (BCRI)11. Keeping the City Viable: Annexations and Economic Development; 12. The Jefferson County Citizens Coalition (JCCC); 13. Politics and Football: The University of Alabama, Auburn, UAB, and the Magic City Classic; 14. Stepping-stones: Transition and Reconciliation; Notes; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780817380410 (electronic bk.)
0817380418 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 887504704
Additional Format Print version: Arrington, Richard. There''s Hope for the World : The Memoir of Birmingham, Alabama''s First African American Mayor. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1753 9780817316235