Oral History: Dave Smith

Subject

Oral History; Work/ Business; integration; politics

Creator

Dave M. Smith

Date

Contributor

Brian Murphy
Camille Bennett

Rights

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Format

MP3; RTF

Language

English

Type

Sound Recording-Nonmusical

Identifier

HRC_RCD_01.mp3
HRC RCD 1 Transcript.docx

Interviewer

Brian Murphy
Camille Bennett

Interviewee

Dave M. Smith

Location

Handy Recreation Center

Original Format

Audio

Duration

49:03

Time Summary

00:40 to 05:00--Dave Smith's early life in Florence; Burrell Slater school and fire
05:01 to 08:59--Early career as electrician's apprentice at TVA; career at Brown's Ferry; Ford Motor Company; Reynolds Metals
09:00 to 22:33 --Politics and city council; affirmative action; Florence city departments and lack of diversity; District 1 issues
22:34 to 35:00--Growing up in Florence; segregation; discrimination; restaurants and businesses; NAACP
35:01 to 49:03--Changes in discrimination and racism over time

Files

HRC_RCD_01.mp3
HRC RCD 1 Transcript.docx

Collection

Citation

Dave M. Smith, “Oral History: Dave Smith,” Shoals Black History, accessed January 21, 2020, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/47.