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Document Details


Title: Eberta Spinks
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 in the spring of 1995 with Eberta Spinks (born 1914). In 1964, Mrs. Spinks became active in the civil rights movement. She housed the civil rights workers in her home, integrated the restaurant of the Pinehurst Hotel (for which she was jailed), and held civil rights education sessions in her home to teach people how to register to vote. She was a member of both COFO and the NAACP. Although her very life was threatened as a result of this work, Mrs. Spinks was steadfast in her struggle for equal rights.
Extent: 1 page
URL: http://www.lib.usm.edu/%7Espcol/crda/oh/spinks.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 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Spinks, Eberta, 1914-
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker date of birth: 1914
Speaker place of birth: Mississippi; United States; North America
Speaker occupation: Civil rights worker
Age at speaking: 81
Document date: 1995
Interviewer: Adams, Kim
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: OHI0023645-25165