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Birthplace Abilene, Texas
Born 06/02/1912
Deceased 02/26/1948
Deceased where Austin, Texas
Education University of Southern California (PhD. candidate at time of death, 1948)
Boston University (Master's of Sacred Theology, 1937)
Gammon Theological Seminary (B.D., 1936)
Samuel Huston College (A.B., 1933)
Father Downs, John Wesley
Mother Downs, Lucretia (Hollis)
Name Downs, Karl E. (Karl Everett), 1912-1948
Nationality American
Occupation President of Samuel Huston College (1943-1948)
Pastor of Scott Methodist Church in Pasadena, California (1939-1943)
Role Academic
Spouse Jackson, Marion Carroll

Associated Records

Image of Recording - Conversations to Create Unity: Stan Kerr's Interview

Recording - Conversations to Create Unity: Stan Kerr's Interview

Stan Kerr discusses his life in Austin, Texas from 1970 to the present, including his experience of being a white man in an interracial marriage with an African American woman, and his involvement in Austin's African American community through attending and teaching at Huston-Tillotson University. He examines the Civil Rights Movement in Austin and his wife's family's participation in it, Austin's history of segregation, discrimination against African Americans, and the gentrification and changing demographics of east Austin. This interview is part of an oral history project, Conversations to Create Unity, conducted by the Susanna Dickinson Museum and funded by Baylor University's Institut