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The HistoryMakers video oral history with The Honorable A C Wharton, Jr.

Author: A C Wharton, Jr.; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Politician and lawyer A C Wharton, Jr. was born on August 17, 1944 in Lebanon, Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee State University with his B.A. degree in political science in 1966, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1971. Wharton first worked in Washington, D.C. at the Office of General Council of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and at the Lawyers’  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: A C Wharton, Jr.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: A C Wharton, Jr.; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150856
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Memphis, Tennessee
2014 April 26.
Description: 1 online resource (3 video files (1 hr., 30 min., 48 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with The Honorable A C Wharton, Jr.
The Honorable A C Wharton, Jr.

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Politician and lawyer A C Wharton, Jr. was born on August 17, 1944 in Lebanon, Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee State University with his B.A. degree in political science in 1966, and received his J.D. degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1971. Wharton first worked in Washington, D.C. at the Office of General Council of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. He then served as executive director of Memphis Area Legal Services; and, in 1974, became the University of Mississippi’s first African American professor of law. In 1980, Wharton was named Shelby County, Tennessee’s Chief Public Defender, and established the law firm of Wharton and Wharton. He was elected as the first African American Mayor of Shelby County in 2002; and was re-elected in 2006. In October of 2009, Wharton was elected as Mayor of the City of Memphis, and re-elected in 2011.

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