Michaels, Sheila Shiki y Kessler, 1939-
Michaels attended the College of William and Mary, but was suspended for her political and racial opinions while on the school's newspaper board. In 1961, she joined the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in New York. In 1962, she worked for both CORE and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Jackson, Mississippi, until she became a SNCC field secretary. In 1964, she became the project manager in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Hattiesburg project.