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Wednesdays in Mississippi papers

Repository: University of Virginia Library. Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library

Collection Description (Extant): Transcripts, audio tapes and a diskette of oral interviews with Sylvia Radov, Beatrice Mayer, Jean Davis, Marguerite Cassell, Susie Stedman and Dorothy Height, members of the organization. The interviews were conducted by Amy Murrell and Holly Cowan Shulman . . . . "Wednesdays in Mississippi" program was created in 1964 by Polly Cowan and Dr. Dorothy I. Height, president of the National Council of Negro Women, to link financially well-to-do black and white women in northern cities with black and white women in Mississippi. The former flew to Jackson, Mississippi every week for one on one meetings "to make contact, to communicate, and to achieve understanding and reconciliation."

Date(s): 2002

Existing IDs: Accession #12241-c

Extent: Transcripts; audio tapes; diskette

Language: English

Interviewees: Sylvia Radov, Beatrice Mayer, Jean Davis, Marguerite Cassell, Susie Stedman, Dorothy Height

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American women civil rights workers
Civil rights movements--Mississippi
Civil rights--Economic aspects
Height, Dorothy I. (Dorothy Irene), 1912-2010
National Council of Negro Women
Wednesdays in Mississippi
Women civil rights workers
Women--Societies and clubs

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

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