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Oral history with Mr. Andrew R. Carr

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Creator:Carr, Andrew R.
Creator:Hill, Homer
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Mr. Andrew R. Carr
Date:1994 Mar. 14

Oral history. Interview conducted on March 14, 1994 with Mr. Andrew R. Carr. Carr was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He attended the Naval Academy during World War II, and then enlisted in the Navy. After twelve years in the Navy, Carr returned to Clarksdale, Mississippi to work on the family farm. In 1964, he was appointed to the biracial committee that worked on the poverty program known as Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI). Carr was one of the two African Americans to fill this position. After Carr was elected as chairman of the COI, the program developed into a comprehensive system. It offered many services such as Head Start, legal aid, adult education, and retraining farm workers. Carr also was involved in the integration of the Coahoma County schools. On March 14, 1967, he testified before a Senate subcommittee poverty program.

Electronic version made available through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Text
Subjects:Carr, Andrew R. | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Clarksdale--Interviews | African American civil rights workers--Mississippi--Coahoma County--Interviews | African American men--Mississippi--Clarksdale | African American men--Mississippi--Coahoma County | Civil rights--Mississippi--Clarksdale | Civil rights--Mississippi--Coahoma County | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Clarksdale | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Coahoma County | Clarksdale (Miss.)--Race relations | Veterans--Mississippi--Clarksdale | Veterans--Mississippi--Coahoma County | School integration--Mississippi--Coahoma County | World War, 1939-1945--African American participation | Coahoma Opportunities | Race relations | 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
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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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