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Document Details


Title: Troy Catchings
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 03-15-1994 with Troy Catchings, Jr. (born 1942). In 1966, he began working with Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI), an antipoverty agency that serves the African-American and poor white communities of Clarksdale and Coahoma County. In his more than thirty years with COI, Catchings has served as technical assistant and worked with the adult education program. At the time of this interview, he was director of COI.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/catchings.htm
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Catchings, Troy, Jr., 1942-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1-Feb-1942
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Social activist
Age at speaking: 37
Document date: 22-Mar-1979
Interviewer: Hill, Homer
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: OHI0023522-25044