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Oral history with Sandra Adickes

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Creator:Adickes, Sandra, 1933-
Creator:Millet, Stephanie Scull
Creator:Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Title:Oral history with Sandra Adickes
Date:1999 Oct. 21

Oral history. Interview conducted on 10-21-1999 with Dr. Sandra Adickes (born 1933). In 1963, Dr. Adickes taught African-Americans in freedom school efforts in Prince Edward County, Virginia. In 1964, she was recruited to teach in Mississippi Freedom Schools. Dr. Adickes lobbied, raised funds, solicited book contributions, and recruited teachers. She taught in a freedom school in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for a six-week session, and she accompanied some of her students in an effort to integrate Hattiesburg's public library. After being refused service at a Kress store because she was with an African-American, she was arrested and charged with vagrancy. Later, she sued in the U.S. Supreme Court and won a cash settlement, which was dispersed for education to people who had been active in the civil rights movement.

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:Adickes, Sandra, 1933- | Civil rights--United States | Civil rights--Virginia | Civil rights--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Civil rights--Virginia--Prince Edward County | African Americans--Civil rights--Virginia--Farmville | African Americans--Civil rights--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Mississippi Freedom Project | Mississippi Freedom Schools | Freedom schools--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Freedom schools--Virginia--Farmville | Education--Virginia--Farmville | Education--Virginia--Prince Edward County | African Americans--Education--Virginia--Farmville | African Americans--Education--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Education--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | African Americans--Education--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Prince Edward County (Va.)--Politics and government--20th century | Hattiesburg (Miss.)--Politics and government--20th century | Segregation--Virginia | Teaching--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Teaching--Virginia--Farmville | Teaching--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Teaching--New York--New York | Teachers--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Women teachers--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Teachers--Virginia--Farmville | Women teachers--Virginia--Farmville | Teachers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Women teachers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Teachers--New York--New York | Women teachers--New York--New York | Employees--Recruiting--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Teachers--Recruiting--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Women teachers--Recruiting--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Teaching--Recruiting--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Fund raising--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Book donations--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Direct action--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Discrimination in public accommodations--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Discrimination in education--Mississippi--Hattisburg | Discrimination in education--Virginia | Segregation in education--Virginia | Segregation in education--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Segregation--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Public libraries--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Libraries--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | United States. Supreme Court | Vagrancy--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Arrest--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Women civil rights workers--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | Civil rights workers--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Women civil rights workers--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Civil rights movements--Virginia--Prince Edward County | Civil rights movements--Mississippi--Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Hattiesburg | United States, Mississippi, Palmers Crossing | United States, Mississippi, Forrest County | United States, Mississippi, Philadelphia | United States, Mississippi, Neshoba County, 32.7534966, -89.1175728 | United States, Mississippi, McComb | United States, Mississippi, Pike County | United States, New York, New York County, New York, Harlem, 40.8078786, -73.9454154 | United States, Virginia, Prince Edward County, Farmville, 37.3020965, -78.3919402 | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, 35.1495343, -90.0489801 | United States, Tennessee, Shelby County, 35.1839962, -89.8955956
Collection:USM Oral History
Institution:University of Southern Mississippi Libraries
Contributors:University of Southern Mississippi. Libraries
Original Material:

Mississippi Oral History Program of the University of Southern Mississippi, vol. 731, McCain Library, University of Southern Mississippi.

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

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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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