Interview with Eddie Carthan, October 3, 2016

Collection: Mississippi Agriculture Oral History Collection

Dublin Core

Description

Eddie Carthan was born in 1949 and was raised by his grandparents on their family farm in Mississippi. He attended college and became a businessman and then a farmer. Carthan was the first Black Mayor of Tchula, Mississippi before becoming the County Supervisor of Holmes County. In this interview, he talks about his experience growing up and his fight to keep his farm when faced with the discrimination of banks and the Farm Home Administration (FHA) against black farmers.

Date

2016-10-03

Identifier

RBRL420MA-010

Coverage

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Location

Tchula, Mississippi

Duration

55 minutes



Citation

Eddie Carthan and Brian Williams, “Interview with Eddie Carthan, October 3, 2016,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 24, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL420MA/RBRL420MA-010.