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Oral History


Acc #: 328; JLFT 001

In this recording, Joseph Langan is interviewed by John Beebee about his memories of John LeFlore and the Civil Rights Movement in Mobile, Alabama. The interview begins with Mr. Langan discussing his path to political office. He describes the origins and the shaping of his consciousness about race and racism, and the growth and development of his friendship and collaborative work with Mr. LeFlore. Mr. Langan also discusses racial politics in Mobile—particularly surrounding labor and voting—and the efforts that he and Mr. LeFlore undertook in their work. He also contrasts the Movement activities in Mobile from those in Selma or Birmingham, and elsewhere in the country. Mr. Langan concludes with reflections on the legacy of Mr. LeFlore and their work together in Mobile.

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