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Oral history with Eddie Carthan

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Creator:Carthan, Eddie, 1949-
Creator:Pyle, R. Wayne
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Eddie Carthan
Date:1979 Mar. 22

Oral history. An interview conducted on March 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 U.S. 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.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to the University of Southern Mississippi.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Carthan, Eddie, 1949- | African American politicians--Mississippi | African American mayors--Mississippi--Tchula--Interviews | Local governmnent--Mississippi--Tchula | African American teachers--Mississippi | Public schools--Mississippi--Holmes County | Tchula (Miss.)--Social conditions | United States, Mississippi, Tchula | United States, Mississippi, Holmes County
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 478, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Mississippi Oral History Program Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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