Interview with Arthur Shores
QUESTION 11
INTERVIEWER:

OK LET ME UH MOVE ON TO UM. [A hundred feet remaining on this roll.] THERE WAS AT THAT TIME A PLAN TO CHANGE THE FORM OF GOVERNMENT IN THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM. WHEN YOU FIRST HEARD ABOUT THAT, DID YOU THINK THAT WAS REALLY GOING TO IMPROVE THINGS FOR THE BLACK POPULATION?

Arthur Shores:

Well, we felt that it would. That a… county system that we have now, the mayor-council form, that we would be able to get more liberal persons elected to the council, and a mayor who was —