Barbara Edna Vickers Oral History Interview

Created by
Civil Rights History Project, American, founded 2009
Interview of
Vickers, Barbara Edna, American, born 1923
Interviewed by
Mosnier, Joseph Ph. D.
Subject of
Hayling, Robert Bagner D.D., American, 1929 - 2015
Medium
digital
Dimensions
Duration: 00:58:57
Type
video recordings
oral histories
digital media - born digital
Place collected
Saint Augustine, Saint Johns, Florida, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted
New York, United States, North and Central America
Date
September 13, 2011
Description
The oral history consists of four digital files: 2011.174.46.1a, 2011.174.46.1b, 2011.174.46.1c, and 2011.174.46.1d.
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, Robert Hayling, D.D. 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.
LOC ID: afc2010039_crhp0046
Topic
African American
Activism
American South
Business
Civil rights
Labor
Religion
Segregation
Social reform
United States--History--1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in partnership with the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Object number
2011.174.46.1a-d
Restrictions & Rights
© Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture and The American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Collection title
Civil Rights History Project
Classification
Media Arts-Film and Video
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture