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Bill Clay : a political voice at the grass roots

Author: William L Clay
Publisher: St. Louis : Missouri Historical Society Press : Distributed by University of Missouri Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As Democratic ward committeeman for more than twenty years (a position that controlled many patronage jobs), Bill Clay, Sr. was also a congressman putting him at the epicenter of most local political  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clay, William L.
Bill Clay.
St. Louis : Missouri Historical Society Press : Distributed by University of Missouri Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)643853324
Named Person: William L Clay; William L Clay
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William L Clay
ISBN: 1883982529 9781883982522
OCLC Number: 56334300
Description: xv, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Genesis of Black Politics in St. Louis: The Historic Pythian Meeting --
Early Days of Bill Clay: From Childhood to Manhood --
Entering the Political Arena --
Hectic Days Following the 1959 Election --
1960: A Year of Decisive Political Results for Negroes --
Road to Political Respect --
Jefferson Bank Demonstrations --
Warren E. Hearnes: My Choice for Governor --
A.J. Cervantes: Gifted, Innovative Politician --
Barriers Overcome in Electing a Black U.S. Congressman and a Black Citywide Official --
Influence of Women on My Political Career --
The Politics of Self-Destruction --
Bruising 1974 Candidacy for Congress --
Bait Your Hook with a Snake to Catch a Bass: Bass's Campaign Undermined by Blacks --
Vincent Schoemehl: Hope for Inclusion --
Payback Time: Revenge or Retribution --
Bill Clay Sr.: Labor Born and Bred --
A Summary of the Black Struggle.
Responsibility: Bill Clay.
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