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South Carolina - Charleston: Herbert U. Fielding Interviewee [Part 2]
Dent, Thomas C.
Tom Dent continues his interview with Senator Herbert U. Fielding in Charleston, South Carolina. He discusses about the political progress made by blacks in Charleston. He mentions the work of Ernest Finney, B.J. Gordon, and Bob Woods. He talks about the struggle of getting a 60-65% black Congressional district in order to get a black Congressman. Dent compares the situation to New Orleans and they discuss the populations of both cities. Fielding talks about his experience as Chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus and the black state legislators who have run into legal trouble. They discuss various legislators who have been arrested and tried. Dent asks why they were so susceptible. Fielding is unable to answer. He talks about his own career. He was first elected to Senate in 1984. There are six other black senators.
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Tulane University Digital Library
Box 148, Item 2, Side 2, Tom Dent collection, Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
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