Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman Administration Oral History Project

Title

Bob Seth

Interviewee

Bob Seth

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Interviewer

Kerstein, Robert J.; University of South Florida Libraries -- Florida Studies Center.|Oral History Program; University of South Florida -- Tampa Library

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2005-11-10

Publication Date

9-11-2007

Abstract

During the tenure of Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman (1986-1995), Bob Seth served as her personal bodyguard. The interview begins with Mr. Seth discussing his background and growing up in Port Tampa. He goes on to discuss his time working for the Tampa Police Department and how he met the Mayor. Mr. Seth also talks about various dignitaries who visited Tampa during Mayor Freedman's tenure and how the Tampa Police Department worked alongside the U.S. Secret Service for many of these visits. He also describes what it was like meeting one of these dignitaries - Queen Elizabeth. Mr. Seth discusses Mayor Freedman's desire to improve race relations within the city and the steps that she took to improve the minority community's standard of living. The interview ends with an overview of Mr. Seth's impressions of Mayor Freedman and what it was like working for her.

Keywords

Race relations

Description

1 sound file (28 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file

Subject: topical

Race relations

Subject: geographic

Tampa (Fla.)

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories, Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman administration oral history project

Identifier

F50-00015

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