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Oral history with Mayor E.S. Bishop, Sr.

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Creator:Bishop, E. S. (Edward S.), 1907-
Creator:Bolton, Charles C.
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mayor E.S. Bishop, Sr.
Date:1991 Feb. 27

Oral history. Interview conducted on February 27, 1991 in the city hall of Corinth, Mississippi with Mayor Edward S. Bishop, Sr. Bishop was born in Starkville, Mississippi on December 11, 1907. In 1926, he completed high school at Jackson College, now Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. Bishop then went on to complete a B.A. in history and political science in 1930. Between 1930 and 1935, he taught high school in Jackson. In 1935, Bishop became principal of Scales Street School, later Easom High School, in Corinth, Mississippi, where he remained until 1969. After that, Bishop served as Director of Federal Programs for Corinth Public Schools, State Director of the Governor's Council on Children, Executive Director of the Alcorn County Human Resource Agency, and Executive Director of the Tennessee Valley Community Development Corporation. Upon the resignation of Mayor Jack Holt in 1989, Bishop was elevated to the mayor's office to complete the unfinished term.

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Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Bishop, E. S. (Edward S.), 1907- | Civil rights | African American mayors--Mississippi--Corinth | Educators--Mississippi | High school principals--Mississippi--Jackson | Teachers--Mississippi--Jackson | Race relations | School integration--Mississippi | Segregation--Mississippi | Mississippi--Politics and government | State governments | United States, Mississippi, Corinth | United States, Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, 32.2987573, -90.1848103 | United States, Mississippi, Alcorn County
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
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Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 639, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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