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Oral history with Mr. Troy Catchings Jr.

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Creator:Catchings, Troy, 1942-
Creator:Hill, Homer
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Troy Catchings Jr.
Date:1994 Mar. 15

Oral history. Interview conducted on March 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 techincal assistant and worked with the adult education program. At the time of this interview, he was director of COI.

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:Catchings, Troy, 1942- | Gooden, Bennie | African Americans--Mississippi | Community centers--Mississippi--Employees--Interviews | Civil rights--Mississippi--History | Black power--United States | Coahoma Opportunities | Economic assistance, Domestic--Mississippi | Head Start Program (U.S.) | Poor--Services for--Mississippi | African Americans--Economic conditions--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, Clarksdale | United States, Mississippi, Coahoma 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. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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