Ruby Hurley (November 7, 1909 - August 9, 1980), civil rights activist and NAACP administrator, directed the NAACP's youth councils from 1943 to 1952. In 1952 after working on membership efforts in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Hurley became the organization's first southeast regional director. She retired from the NAACP on March 31, 1978 and died in 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Archival Collections and Reference Resources
- WSB-TV Newsfilm Collection (Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters after learning he has won the Nobel Peace Prize in Saint Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, 1964 October 14 (Moving images)
- Series of WSB-TV newsfilm clips of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to reporters during the Southern Christian Leadership Conference's annual convention, Savannah, Georgia, 1964 October 1 (Moving images)