Duckworth, C. J., 1911-
"Duckworth was born in Summerland, Mississippi, Smith County, on February 25, 1911. He enrolled in Alcorn State College (now Alcorn State University) but left early to accept a teaching position in Jasper County. After World War II, Duckworth returned to Alcorn and graduated in 1948. He went on to complete a master's degree at Tuskegee Institute in 1955. He taught and served as principal in the public school systems in Heidelberg, Columbia, Pascagoula and Biloxi. In 1966, Duckworth was elected president of the Mississippi Teachers Association and in that same year was elected president of the American Teachers Association. He served as Executive Secretary of the Mississippi Teachers Association."--Oral history with Mr. C.J. Duckworth, University of Southern Mississippi.