Vulcan Museum Women's Suffrage Exhibit Collection

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Vulcan Museum Women's Suffrage Exhibit Collection


Women's Suffrage
19th Amendment


Interviews utilized in the Vulcan exhibit detailing the fight for women's suffrage in Birmingham


Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Oral History Collection


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Oral History

Collection Items

LaVerne Revis Martin
LaVerne Revis Martin discusses her involvement in the Movement with her family. She witnessed bombings, attended mass meetings and demonstrated alongside key figures including Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth.

Mary Streeter Perry
Mary E. Streeter Perry discusses growing up in Birmingham, including attending Booker T. Washington Business College, before getting involved with the Movement. She was a part of a sit-in at Woolworth's, voter registration efforts and SNCC. After her…

Annetta Nunn
Chief Annetta Nunn discusses her path to becoming the first female chief of the Birmingham Police Department.

Annie Pearl Avery
Annie Pearl Avery discusses her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement after returning to Birmingham at the age of 14. From trying to join the Freedom Riders to marching on Bloody Sunday, she demonstrated and was arrested in both Alabama and…

Louphenia Thomas
Louphenia Thomas discusses her experience being the first black woman in the Alabama Legislature and the progression of politics after her term.

Alice Wright
Alice Wright discusses her work with W. E. Shortridge and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights.She helped keeps the books and documentation for the Movement.

Dr. Elizabeth Fitts
Dr. Elizabeth Fitts discusses being on the SCLC staff and traveling around the South organizing voter registration. She left college to join the Movement and participated in the Selma march.

Janice Kelsey
Janice Kelsey discusses her experience participating in the Children's Crusade on May 2, 1963. She outlines the effect that her arrest, and the Movement as whole, had on the rest of her life.

Lola Hendricks
Lola Hendricks discusses her time serving as the Corresponding Secretary for the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights in Birmingham. She organized communication, meetings and funds. She demonstrated and worked closely with Rev. Fred L.…

Amelia Boynton Robinson
Amelia Boynton Robinson discusses how her activism began while working as a Home Demonstration Agent in Dallas County. She gives a detailed account of Bloody Sunday.

Henrietta S. Tripp
Henrietta S. Tripp discusses being the first Black person hired in a clerical position at Birmingham City Hall after growing up in Marion, Alabama. She attended most mass meetings of the Movement, but did not demonstrate.

Deenie Drew
Deenie Drew discusses leaving New York to work for the Red Cross in Tuskegee. She then moved to Dynamite Hill and joined the movement with her husband, John. They were close family friends with Dr. King.

Patricia Powell Berry
Patricia Powell Berry discusses growing up poor in Birmingham, moving to Nebraska, and ultimately returning to Birmingham. She was heavily involved in voter registration during the Movement.
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