Interview with Herb Meade, August 19, 1987

Project: Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Herb Meade was the community action chairman for his district in Mingo County, West Virginia during the War on Poverty in the 1960s. In this interview he discusses how he became involved with the Appalachian Volunteers and community action. He talks about the practice of vote buying in parts of West Virginia and how it became to be seen as a normal occurrence. He talks about the work done by the Fair Elections Committee to clean up the voter rolls and the opposition they faced while trying to do so. He talks specifically about Noah Floyd's involvement with voter fraud. He discusses the relationship between community action groups and the Appalachian Volunteers. He discusses the history of land ownership in West Virginia.

Interview Accession

1992oh369_app379

Interviewee Name

Herb Meade

Interviewer Name

Gibbs Kinderman

Interview Date

1987-08-19

Interview Keyword

anti-poverty organizations

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Meade, Herb Interview by Gibbs Kinderman. 19 Aug. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Meade, H. (1987, August 19). Interview by G. Kinderman. Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Meade, Herb, interview by Gibbs Kinderman. August 19, 1987, Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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