A Herenton Indictment? That Depends ... 

The career of Willie Herenton can be divided into two parts.

In Part One, he was the breaker of racial barriers in Memphis: the first black assistant school superintendent, the first black school superintendent, the first black mayor. In Part Two, he was the champion of black power. Not the radical black power of "Burn Baby Burn" ...

Read John Branston's "Viewpoint."

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