• Hattie Mae Yarborough, 2017

    In this"Chick History," Hattie Mae Yarborough talks about growing up in western Tennessee. She discusses the difficulties faced by black people trying to receive an education. Interview conducted in p…

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  • Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary of the Memphis NAACP, 1982

    In this interview with Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary of the Memphis NAACP from 1962 to 1965 and the first African American person on the Memphis Board of Education, she discusses the role of women…

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  • Berry Mitchell, 2017

    In this "Chick History," Berry Mitchell discusses her family history, more specifically her grandmother, Mary Adam Jones, and her great-aunt, Maggie White. Interview conducted in partnership with Chic…

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  • Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary of the Memphis NAACP, 2000

    In this interview with Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary of the Memphis NAACP from 1962 to 1965 and the first African American person on the Memphis Board of Education, she talks about her work with t…

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  • Johnnie Mae Peters, Civil Rights activist, 2004

    In this interview, Memphian Johnnie Mae Peters describes her long term cooperation and work with H.T. Lockard, the NAACP, the SCDC, and Sheriff William Norris. She recounts life in Memphis before dese…

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  • Adrienne Bailey, 2017

    In this interview Adrienne Bailey talks about civil rights, her past experiences, and the Civil Rights Museum. Interviewed by Ozakh Ahmed ('17) and Zaria Jones ('19).

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  • Regina Walker, 2017

    In this interview, Regina Walker dissucess her past experiences dealing with race and social justice in Memphis. Interviewed by Brittney Threatt ('17).

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  • Gertrude Bridgeforth, 2017

    In this "Chick History," Gertrude Bridgeforth discusses her experience growing up in Hernando, Mississippi. She is a distinguished member of the NAACP. Interview conducted in partnership with Chick Hi…

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  • Vasco Smith, Shelby County Commissioner, 2004

    Here, interviewee and former Shelby County Commissioner Vasco Smith describes his long political career and his time as President of the Shelby County Democratic Club . He also talks about his support…

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  • Helen Wax, Fund for Needy Children, 2004

    In this interview, Helen G. Wax describes her and her husband Rabbi James Wax's activism work during the 1950s. She recounts how she helped organize and implement the Fund for Needy Children and the w…

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  • Vasco Smith, Shelby County Commissioner, 2000

    In this interview with former Shelby County Commissioner and President of the SCDC Vasco Smith, he talks about the creation of the Memphis Community Relations Committee, the organization of sit-ins an…

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  • Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary of the Memphis NAACP, 2004

    Executive Secretary of Memphis NAACP from 1962 to 1995 Maxine Smith describes her extensive work with the NAACP and Shelby County Democratic Club. She recounts her upbringing in Memphis and encounters…

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  • Lillie Wheeler, democratic campaign worker, 2004

    Here, Lillie Wheeler Jones recounts her "grassroots" campaign work in coordination with the NAACP and SCDC for Russell Sugarmon's run for Commissioner and later for President John F. Kennedy. She desc…

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  • Anne Shafer, Head of the League of Women Voters, 2004

    Here Anne Shafer, Head of the League of Women Voters from 1958 to 1961, describes her political work and Civil Rights activism from the mid to late 1960s. A devout Catholic, she talks about organizing…

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