Hutchinson, Flavou

Flavous Hutchinson was a law professor and writer on the civil rights movement.

Hutchinson was born in 1923 in Tupelo, Mississippi. After earning a master’s in education and a law degree from the University of Mississippi, Hutchinson was admitted to the Mississippi bar in 1950. Hutchinson taught in Saltillo, Walnut, and at the New Harmony School before taking positions at the law schools of Southern Illinois University and Valparaiso University in Indiana.

Hutchinson settled in Oktibbeha County in the 1960s where he served as a professor of business law at Mississippi State University for over 40 years. Hutchinson was a leader in civil rights activism, though he was a staunch Loyalist Democrat. Hutchinson served as Chairman of the Action Committee of the Oktibbeha County Democrats for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, as parliamentarian with the Mississippi Democratic Conference in 1965, and as a delegate to the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

Sources:

“Flavous Hutchinson”(obituary). Pontotoc Progress. http://www.rootsweb.com/~mspontot/obits/obits-h.htm

“Hutchinson, Flavous.”Civil Rights Oral History Bibliography. http://www.usm.edu/crdp/html/interviews/h-info.shtml