Wade, Daisy Harris, 1931-

Biography:

"[A]ctive in the local [Hattiesburg, Mississippi] civil rights movement between 1963 and 1968. In January 1964, she housed four white ministers who were in Hattiesburg in connection with a voter registration project. During Mississippi Freedom Summer (1964), she opened her home to two Freedom Summer volunteers... [She performed] office work for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In addition, she served as secretary of the Forrest County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Forrest County Action Committee, and the Fifth District Loyalist Democratic Party; did volunteer work for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC); was active in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP); and at one time, held a third class FCC radio license."--Inventory of the Wade (Daisy Harris) Papers, University of Southern Mississippi.

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