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Title: Eddie Mae Hawkins, 2006
Contributor: Hawkins, Eddie Mae
Lanier, James (Jim)
Keywords: Interviews;Oral history;Memphis (Tenn.);Civil rights;Race relations;King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968;Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
Issue Date: 16-Jun-2006
Publisher: Rhodes College
Description: Ms. Eddie Mae Hawkins was a cook for the Lorraine Motel in the years following the assassination of Dr. King. In this interview she discusses her first recollections of race relations, the transition in her move from a small town in Mississippi to Memphis, her involvement in the Sanitation workers strike and other marches, the actual assassination of Dr. King and her attempts to explain his death to her small son.
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Appears in Collections:Crossroads to Freedom Oral History Collection

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