Overton, Carrie Burton
- Existence: 1895-07-20
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box: Individual Oral Histories Box 3: O-Si, Folder: 1
Abstract Carrie Burton Overton served with the NAACP and in Democratic politics. She was also a Juilliard-trained musician and composer. She was interviewed in 1969 by history professor Philip Mason. Collection consists of interview recordings and transcript covering Overton's early life in Laramie, Wyoming, and her political and civil rights work, including her involvement with the NAACP and the "Colored Division" of the National Democratic Committee.
Abstract Mrs. Overton served as a stenographer for the NAACP from 1924-28; executive secretary to Julian Rainey, head of the "Colored Division" of the National Democratic Committee for 1932, 1936 and 1940; and in secretarial positions with Howard University, Vanguard Press, and the Community Church of New York City. Her papers comprise correspondence, leaflets, reports, notes, and clippings, and cover black voters, employment in the federal government for blacks, activities of the NAACP, Democratic...
Abstract Carrie Burton Overton was active in African-American educational, political, and arts organizations through much of the twentieth century. The collection includes a series of studio portraits dating from around the time of her marriage; portraits of family members and some other individuals; scenes at Howard University and the Tuskegee Institute; and several panoramic group pictures at alumni, political, and arts events.