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M322 Adickes (Sandra E.) Papers

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In Collection: Historical Manuscripts and Photographs Digital Collection



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Fifteen-page typescript of a journal kept by Sandra Adickes during her stay in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as a volunteer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project of 1964. The journal is dated July 10 - August 20, 1964. Adickes discusses her work as a teacher in the Freedom Schools, the students, local African Americans, and other volunteers in Hattiesburg. Highlights include her comments on integrating the public library with a group of African-American youths, being refused service at the Kress lunch counter, and her subsequent arrest. The journal is preceded by a prologue that was written later.

From the Adickes (Sandra E.) Papers.; Photograph of Addie Mae Jackson standing beside a car. Jackson was host to Sandra Adickes in Palmers Crossing near Hattiesburg, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer 1964.

From the Adickes (Sandra E.) Papers.; Photograph of Sandra Adickes with a group of unidentified Freedom School students during the summer of 1964.

From the Adickes (Sandra E.) Papers.; Photograph of Jimmella Stokes (left), Rita May Crawford (center), and an unidentified woman (far right) taken during the summer of 1964.

From the Adickes (Sandra E.) Papers. Copy of a typewritten letter from Sandra Adickes to Ella Baker, dated April 2, 1971. Adickes discusses the outcome of a lawsuit she filed against S.H. Kress and Company, and her desire to give her portion of the settlement to the Legal Defense and Education Fund of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She specifies that Jimmella Stokes, an African American from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, should receive a portion of the money for her education.

From the Adickes (Sandra E.) Papers. Copy of a typewritten letter from Sandra Adickes to Victoria Jackson Gray Adams dated January 15, 1990. Adickes discusses her fond memories of Addie Mae Jackson, who was her host in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, during Freedom Summer 1964. She writes of her family, career and the 25th reunion of Freedom Summer volunteers held at Queens College in 1989.

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