1965 Birmingham municipal election
Nina Miglionico and Alan Drennen won re-election in the first vote on October 12. Three seats went to a run-off, which was won by E. C. Overton, Liston Corcoran and R. W. Douglas. Douglas' last-place finish gave him a two-year term.
While about half of eligible black voters turned out for the run-off, only a fourth of white voters did. The election was one of the first to be influenced by the Jefferson County Progressive Democratic Council. The Birmingham News editorialized against "bloc voting," but black leaders like John Nixon were hopeful that it would help bring much-needed representation onto the council.
- Cotton, Stephen E. (November 13, 1965) "Birmingham Negroes Get the Men They Want." Southern Courier