Hamilton, Mary Lucille, 1935-2002
African American civil rights worker, CORE staff member from from 1961 to 1964, and CORE's southern regional director, and former wife of Walter Young. At the age of twenty-five, Hamilton was arrested for her participation in a June 25, 1961 Freedom Ride from New Orleans, Louisiana to Jackson, Mississippi via the Illinois Central Railroad.
Young, Mary Lucille Hamilton, 1935-2002
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- Civil Rights in Mississippi Digital Archive (University of Southern Mississippi Libraries)
- Freedom summer digital collection (Wisconsin Historical Society)
- SEDFRE--Press Releases 1963-1966 (CORE) (Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality records, 1944-1976; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 546, Box 31, Folder 16)Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality records, 1944-1976; Archives Main Stacks, Mss 546, Box 31 Folder 16 (Press releases)
- Series 2515 : Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission Records Online, 1994-2006, Photographs (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)