Interview with Anthony Lyons

by Anthony Lyons (Interviewee), Claiborne Lord (Interviewer), Braunshay Pertile (Interviewer)
Dallas, Texas, United States
April 3, 2017
Duration: 1:55:26
Type: Interview
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Interview with Anthony Lyons about the anti-apartheid movement and civil rights movement in Fort Worth and Dallas conducted by two students at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Lyons discusses the Fort Worth City Council, the United State Marines, Vietnam, Saigon, University of Texas Arlington (UTA), boat people, the United States Navy, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Martin Luther King, divestment, Jesse Jackson, the civil rights movement, Medgar Evers, Whitney Young, rebel flags, social change, Nelson Mandela, protests, invested in South Africa, black council people, Al Lipscomb, Roy Williams, Diane Ragsdale, white citizens, John Wiley Price, change, a luncheon with African American business people, Gary Gilley, the Presbyterian Church, resolution 9899, investment, pension fund, Charles Brown, a city with a moral character, F.W. de Klerk, Bob Ray Sanders, fraternities, politics, a photographer with the Dallas Morning News, an Indian gentleman, the Star Telegram, Robben Island, Nelson Mandela, the single member district issue, progress for African Americans, the Commissioners Court, Dallas County, Eddie Bernice Johnson, his pastor, the Baptist Church in Arlington, black churches, football, white, opportunities, lobbyists, Austin, demonstrations, the Million Man March, evangelists, protesters, activists, ministers, a Muslim, a Christian, Farrakhan, Mike Tyson, Black Lives Matter, killing, American citizens, refugees, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, the movement, Iraq, lawyers, old money, TCU (Texas Christian University), Sharon Wilson, women, Ron Kirk, mayor, racism, the convention center, black leaders, the courts, conservative, progressive, pension money, white people, freedom riders, race, freedom of expression, Eric Moye, the first elected black DA (District Attorney), Ronald Reagan, George Bush, prosecutors, minorities, Hispanics, judges, frat brothers, and the Vietcong.

Used by permission of Anthony Lyons, Claiborne Lord, and Braunshay Pertile.