The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Don Hickman memoir
Repository: University of Illinois at Springfield. Archives/Special Collections
Collection Description (Extant): Don Hickman, former WICS Springfield News Channel 20 anchor, recalls his childhood in Tennessee, adolescent years, introduction to broadcasting via radio, switch to television and many of the events he covered during his career: the Civil Rights Movement, the JFK and Martin Luther King Jr. assassinations, and the Vietnam War. Hickman also recalls his move to Springfield in 1972 and the cultural, economic, and political changes that have taken place in the city. Also discusses his family, changes in television news coverage, and work at WICS.
Interview by Andy Cramer, 2001
Access Copy Note: All material must be used in the archives reading room. Audio and videotapes and electronic records may be viewed in the Educational Technology Media Lab (LIB 140).
Transcript may be accessed at http://www.uis.edu/archives/memoirs/HICKMAN.pdf; transcript and digital audio files are also at the Illinois Digital Archives: http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fuis
Collection URL: http://www.uis.edu/archives/memoirs/HICKMAN.pdf
Digital Status: Yes
Existing IDs: H527
Extent: 5 tapes (300 min.), 89 pp.
Interviewees: Don Hickman
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
Civil rights movements--Press coverage
Civil rights movements--Tennessee
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination