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Document Details


Title: Eddie Carthan
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: An interview conducted on 03-22-1979 with Eddie Carthan (born 1949). Mr. Carthan taught school at Durant Attendance Center and at Saints College in Lexington, Mississippi, and has owned and operated several businesses in Tchula, Mississippi. He also worked for the US Department of Commerce in the Office of Minority Business Enterprise as a business developer. He was elected to the Holmes County School Board in 1972. In 1979, he was elected mayor of Tchula and served two terms. He was the first African-American elected to the position.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/carthan.htm
Restrictions: The transcript is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright. PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Carthan, Eddie, 1949-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 18-Oct-1949
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Mayor
Age at speaking: 30
Document date: 22-Mar-1979
Interviewer: Pyle, R. Wayne
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: OHI0023521-25043