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Document Details


Title: Charles Johnson
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 August 26, 1975, with Mr. Charles Johnson at his home in Jackson, Mississippi. Johnson was born in 1911 in Amory, Mississippi. After receiving a degree in Science from Mississippi State University, he began his long career in education. Johnson was a science teacher until in 1951 when he accepted the position of school superintendent of the Starkville Public Schools. In 1965, he was selected to be the Executive Secretary of the Mississippi Education Association (MEA). He served this association for ten years and during that time MEA's membership increased fifteen thousand and an improved organizational structure was developed. Johnson has been the recipient of many awards and honors. They include Life Membership from the PTA, Life Membership from the MEA, Phi Delta Kappa, Governor's Citation, and a Concurrent Resolution of Commendation by the Mississippi House and Senate.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://anna.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/ohjohnsoncp.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 1975 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Johnson, Charles Allen
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker place of birth: Amory, MS; Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Educational administrator; School principal; Teacher
Document date: 26-Aug-1975
Interviewer: Garvey, Mike
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: OHI0023586-25234