Hill Foundation Hoxie 21 Collection

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Creator:Crossroads to Freedom Digital Archive Collections
Title:Hill Foundation Hoxie 21 Collection

These are select objects from the Hill Foundation's collection related to the desegregation of Hoxie, Arkansas schools in 1955. Includes the Hoxie interviews. Interviewees include African American attorney Christoper C. Mercer; Charles Penix, the son of a white school board member; Ethel Tompkins and Fayth Hill Washington, African American students who integrated previously all-white schools; bus driver Essie Steadman; and African American teacher Charlene Trotter. The collection also includes correspondence about the school integration, photographs, articles, and awards.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Image | Sound | Text | Collection
Subjects:Mercer, Christopher Columbus, 1924- | Penix, Charles | Tompkins, Ethel | Steadman, Essie | Washington, Fayth Hill | Trotter, Charlene | Civil rights workers--Arkansas--Hoxie | African American civil rights workers--Arkansas--Hoxie | School integration--Arkansas--Hoxie | Segregation in education--Arkansas--Hoxie | Hoxie (Ark.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Oral history | African American lawyers--Arkansas--Hoxie | Lawyers--Arkansas--Hoxie | African American high school students--Arkansas--Hoxie | High school students--Arkansas--Hoxie | Bus drivers--Arkansas--Hoxie | Hill Foundation, Inc. | African American teachers--Arkansas--Hoxie | High school teachers--Arkansas--Hoxie | School board members--Arkansas--Hoxie | School integration--Massive resistance movement--Arkansas--Hoxie | United States, Arkansas, Hoxie | United States, Arkansas, Lawrence County
Institution:Rhodes College
Contributors:Crossroads to Freedom Digital Archive Project (Rhodes College)
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