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Document Details


Title: E. S. Bishop
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Description: Interview conducted on February 27, 1991 in the city hall of Corinth, Mississippi with Mayor Edward S. Bishop, Sr. Bishop was born in Starkville, Mississippi on December 11, 1907. In 1926, he completed high school at Jackson College, now Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. Bishop then went on to complete a BA in history and political science in 1930. Between 1930 and 1935, he taught high school in Jackson. In 1935, Bishop became principal of Scales Street School, later Easom High School, in Corinth, Mississippi, where he remained until 1969. After that, Bishop served as Director of Federal Programs for Corinth Public Schools, State Director of the Governor's Council on Children, Executive Director of the Alcorn County Human Resource Agency, and Executive Director of the Tennessee Valley Community Development Corporation. Upon the resignation of Mayor Jack Holt in 1989, Bishop was elevated to the mayor's office to complete the unfinished term.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohbishopep.html
Restrictions: It is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright and PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1991 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bishop, Edward S., Sr., 1907-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 11-Dec-1907
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Mayor
Age at speaking: 84
Document date: 27-Feb-1991
Interviewer: Bolton, Charles
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; White Citizens Council
Historical events discussed: Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements--United States; Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; Mississippi; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States; White Citizens Council
Topics discussed - Other terms: Activism
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023469-24980