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Document Details


Title: Owen Cooper
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 December 11, 1972 with Mr. Owen Cooper at his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Cooper was born on a farm near Vicksburg, Mississippi. He attended Culkin Academy in Vicksburg, and received a degree in Agriculture from Mississippi State College. Cooper then went on to teach school in Leland, Mississippi for five years. After serving as Alumni Secretary at Mississippi State, he went on to earn a Masters Degree in Economics and Political Science. In 1918, Cooper left his position as Assistant Director of the State Planning Commission and joined the Mississippi Farm Bureau. His new position led to the beginning of a successful career at Mississippi Chemical Company. Cooper was also very active in civil rights affairs in Mississippi. One of these activities, involved working with Dr. W.P. Davis and the Committee of Concern, which had the role of obtaining funds to repair churches burnt during the civil rights disturbances.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohcooperop.html
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 1972 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cooper, Owen, 1908-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1908
Speaker place of birth: Vicksburg, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Civil rights activist
Age at speaking: 64
Document date: 11-Dec-1972
Interviewer: Hales, Ch.
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: OHI0023552-25063