Format Film, Video
Contributors Civil Rights History Project (U.S.)
Mosnier, Joseph
Vickers, Barbara Edna
Dates 2011
Location Florida
Saint Augustine
United States
Language English
Subjects African American Beauty Operators
African American Civil Rights Workers
Civil Rights Demonstrations
Civil Rights Movements
Filmed Interviews
Hayling, Robert Bagner
Oral Histories
Saint Augustine
United States
Barbara Edna Vickers oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Saint Augustine, Florida, 2011-09-13.
Contributor Names
Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) (Creator)
Mosnier, Joseph (Interviewer)
Vickers, Barbara Edna, 1923- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Saint Augustine, Florida, None 2011, 9
Subject Headings
-  Civil rights movements--United States
-  Civil rights movements--Florida--Saint Augustine
-  African American civil rights workers--Florida--Interviews
-  Civil rights demonstrations--Florida--Saint Augustine
-  Hayling, Robert Bagner
-  African American beauty operators--Interviews
-  Monuments--Florida--Saint Augustine
-  Interviews
-  Filmed interviews
-  Oral histories
-  United States -- Florida -- Saint Augustine
Filmed interviews
Oral histories
-  Summary: Barbara Vickers recalls growing up in St. Augustine, Florida, working in a shipyard in New York during World War II, and returning to St. Augustine with her husband. She remembers working as a beautician, working with her neighbor, Dr. Robert Hayling, to organize civil rights protests and participating in kneel-ins in segregated churches. She also discusses raising money to build a monument to the foot soldiers of the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine.
-  Biographical History: Barbara Vickers was born in 1923 in Saint Augustine, Florida, and attended Excelsior High School. She was a beautician and civil rights activist in Saint Augustine.
-  Acquisition Note: The Civil Rights History Project is a joint project of the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture to collect video and audio recordings of personal histories and testimonials of individuals who participated in the Civil Rights movement.
-  Existence and Location of Copies: Copies of items are also held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (U.S.).
-  Conditions Governing Access: Collection is open for research. Access to recordings may be restricted. To request materials, please contact the Folklife Reading Room at
-  Related Archival Materials: Artifacts associated with the interview are at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
4 video files of 4 (HD, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, QuickTime wrapper) (59 min.) : digital, sound, color. 1 transcript (31 pages)
Call Number
Source Collection
Civil Rights History Project, (U.S.) (AFC 2010/039)
American Folklife Center

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