White moderates, early steps towards desegregation, and the issue of class

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Creator:Lanier, James
Title:White moderates, early steps towards desegregation, and the issue of class
Date:1959 Jan. 30-1962 Nov. 24

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.

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Types:Text | Image
Subjects:African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Memphis Committee on Community Relations | Memphis (Tenn.)--Race relations--History--20th century | Race relations | Social reformers--Tennessee--Memphis | Segregation--Tennessee--Memphis | Discrimination in public accommodations--Tennessee--Memphis | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801
Institution:Rhodes College
Contributors:Crossroads to Freedom Digital Archive Project (Rhodes College)
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