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Document Details


Title: Sheila Michaels
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Southern Mississippi. Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Collection: Civil Rights Documentation Project
Description: Interview conducted on 06-05-1999 with Sheila Michaels (born 1939). She attended the College of William and Mary, but was suspended for her political and racial opinions while on the school's newspaper board. In 1961, she joined the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) in New York. In 1962, she worked for both CORE and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Jackson, Mississippi, until she became a SNCC field secretary. In 1964, she became the project manager in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, for the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) Hattiesburg project.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/michaels.htm
Restrictions: It is presented here for reference purposes only. Interviews in this collection are protected by copyright and PERMISSION TO PUBLISH MUST BE REQUESTED from the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1999 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Michaels, Sheila, 1939-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1939
Speaker place of birth: St. Louis, MO; Missouri; United States; North America
Speaker race: Black
Speaker occupation: Civil rights activist
Age at speaking: 60
Document date: 05-Jun-1999
Interviewer: Bolton, Charles
Organizations discussed: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; White Citizens Council
Historical events discussed: Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-
Locations discussed: Mississippi; North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: African Americans; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil rights movements--United States; Martin Luther King's March on Washington, DC, August 28, 1963; Mississippi; National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, MD; North America; Oral history; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, US; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965; U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966-; United States; White Citizens Council
Topics discussed - Other terms: Activism
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023610-25128