Reverend Emmitt Theophilus Caviness is a native of Marshall, Texas. He is the pastor of Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church and the president of the Cleveland chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Caviness served as a commissioner in the Stokes Administration. This 2017 interview was collected as part of a yearlong, community-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Carl Stokes' election as mayor of Cleveland.
Caviness, Emmitt Theophilus (interviewee)
Hall, Susan (interviewer)
Stokes: Honoring the Past, Inspiring the Future
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"Emmitt Theophilus Caviness interview, 16 February 2017" (2017). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 501031.