Interview with Huey Perry, July 7, 1987

Project: Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Huey Perry was the director of the Mingo County Economic Opportunity Commission project created during the War on Poverty in the 1960s. In this interview Perry discusses the political corruption occuring in Mingo County, West Virginia during the 1960s and the efforts of community action groups to reform election practices. He talks about the group's work purging voter rolls and the arrests that occurred due to these actions. He discusses the conflict between poverty programs and local politicians.

Interview Accession

1992oh357_app367

Interviewee Name

Huey Perry

Interviewer Name

Gibbs Kinderman

Interview Date

1987-07-07

Interview Keyword

anti-poverty organizations

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Perry, Huey Interview by Gibbs Kinderman. 07 Jul. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Perry, H. (1987, July 07). Interview by G. Kinderman. Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Perry, Huey, interview by Gibbs Kinderman. July 07, 1987, Appalachia: War On Poverty Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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