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Oral history with Eberta Spinks

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Creator:Spinks, Eberta, 1914-
Creator:Adams, Kim
Title:Oral history with Eberta Spinks

Oral history. Interview conducted in the spring of 1995 with Eberta Spinks (born 1914). In 1964, Mrs. Spinks became active in the civil rights movement. She housed civil rights workers in her home, integrated the restaurant of the Pinehurst Hotel (for which she was jailed), and held civil rights education sessions in her home to teach people how to register to vote. She was a member of both COFO and the NAACP. Although her life was threatened as a result of this work, Mrs. Spinks was steadfast in her struggle for equal rights.

This interview is part of the Civil Rights Documentation Project, funded by the Mississippi Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Types:Transcripts | Oral histories | Sound | Text
Subjects:Spinks, Eberta, 1914- | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People | Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.) | Civil rights demonstrations--Mississippi | Civil rights workers--Mississippi | Voter registration--Mississippi | African Americans--Mississippi | Mississippi--Race relations | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County | United States, Mississippi, Laurel | United States, Mississippi, Jones County | United States, Mississippi, Sumrall | United States, Mississippi, Lamar County | United States, Mississippi, Smith County | United States, District of Columbia, Washington, 38.907192, -77.036871
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 720, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

Rights and Usage:

Copyright Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage. No unauthorized reproduction or publication.

Related Materials:

Forms part of the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of the Mississippi Oral History Program Collection in the Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive.

Forms part of University of Southern Mississippi Digital Collections.

Forms part of the Mississippi Digital Library.

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