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Title: Lillie Wheeler, democratic campaign worker, 2004
Contributor: Wheeler, Lillie Jones
Gritter, Elizabeth
Keywords: Oral history;Interviews;Memphis (Tenn.);Civil rights;NAACP;Voting;Women;Nonprofit organizations;Education;Politics and government;City government;City council members;Civil rights demonstrations
Issue Date: 28-Jun-2004
Publisher: Rhodes College
Description: Here, Lillie Wheeler Jones recounts her "grassroots" campaign work in coordination with the NAACP and SCDC for Russell Sugarmon's run for Commissioner and later for President John F. Kennedy. She describes how direct community contact was the most effective means of forming a cohesive political front and how leadership in the African American community ought to be accessible.
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Appears in Collections:Everett R. Cook Oral History Collection

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