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Oral history with Mr. Owen Cooper, president, Mississippi Chemical Corporation, retired.

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Creator:Cooper, Owen, 1908-1986
Title:Oral history with Mr. Owen Cooper, president, Mississippi Chemical Corporation, retired.
Date:1972 Dec. 11
Description:

Oral history. Interview conducted on December 11, 1972 with Mr. Owen Cooper at his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Cooper was born on a farm near Vicksburg, Mississippi. He attended Culkin Academy in Vicksburg, and received a degree in Agriculture from Mississippi State College. Cooper then went on to teach school in Leland, Mississippi for five years. After serving as Alumni Secretary at Mississippi State, he went on to earn a Masters Degree in Economics and Political Science. In 1918, Cooper left his position as Assistant Director of the State Planning Commission and joined the Mississippi Farm Bureau. His new position led to the beginning of a successful career at Mississippi Chemical Company. Cooper was also very active in civil rights affairs in Mississippi. One of these activities, involved working with Dr. W.P. Davis and the Committee of Concern, which had the role of obtaining funds to repair churches burnt during the civil rights disturbances.

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

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories
Subjects:Cooper, Owen, 1908-1986 | Businessmen--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Civil rights--Mississippi | Civil rights movements--Mississippi | Men, White--Mississippi | College graduates--Mississippi | Educators--Mississippi | Teachers--Mississippi | Graduate students--Mississippi | Fund raising--Mississippi | Arson--Mississippi | Churches--Mississippi | Violence--Mississippi | Mississippi--Politics and government | Mississippi Baptist Convention | Mississippi Chemical Corporation | Mississippi | Yazoo City (Miss.) | Leland (Miss.) | Yazoo County (Miss.) | Washington County (Miss.)
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:Hales, Graham Lee, Jr. | Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage | University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Online Publisher:Hattiesburg, Miss.: University of Southern Mississippi Libraries | 2002-02-07
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 57, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

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