Aaron Henry

Headshot of Aaron Henry

Aaron Henry (d. 1997) of Clarksdale, Mississippi, was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1982, holding the seat until 1996. Owner of a drugstore in Clarksdale, Dr. Henry was a civil rights activist for more than three decades. He led the Mississippi state chapter of the NAACP and was a founding member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Interviewed by Robert Korstad, Kevin D. Gorter Professor of Public Policy and History, October 22, 1992. Note: This interview does not include a transcript.