The Arts & Culture District sign honorning Andrew Carr was just mounted in historic downtown Clarksdale. It is located at the corner of Issaquena Ave. and E. 2nd St., and is not far from the current headquarters of Coahoma Opportunities Inc, where Andy distinguished himself as a helpful, community minded and progressive young man.
Andy Carr was a Clarksdale farmer, a civic leader, and civil rights activist. Born here, he was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served our country’s Navy for twelve years.
As an area farmer after his military service, he became socially active. Andy was appointed to the biracial committee that worked on the poverty program that evolved and became better known as Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI).
(More information about Andy Carr here)