Eddie Jean Carr is the featured guest for this episode of the “The JSU Legacy Project” podcast.
This new series by University Communications spotlights leaders, legends and newsmakers who have influenced the history of Jackson State University.
In this episode of ‘The JSU Legacy Project’, public relations specialist, LaToya Hentz-Moore speaks with JSU alumna Eddie Jean Carr. Carr was voted the new campus queen just days before the murders of Phillip Gibbs and James Green. As the newly elected Miss Jackson State College, Carr recalls speaking with Gibbs out of her dorm room window on May 15, 1970, right before he was murdered. Immediately after, Carr remembers the smell of blood and people panicking all over campus. After experiencing a great amount of confusion, she passed out, and awoke in the hospital. Carr explains her triumphs as campus queen and the tragic events that occurred on that fateful day in May.