BCRI Oral History- An Interview with Lola Hendricks

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This podcast is part of the series: BCRI Oral History

Multimedia Details Title: BCRI Oral History- An Interview with Lola Hendricks
Creator: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Submitted By: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Informal Education Partner, Informal Education Partner

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute


Lola Hendricks was born in Birmingham in 1932 and has lived in the city all her life.   After high school, Hendricks attended Booker T. Washington Business College.  Later, as a clerk typist and insurance writer at a local firm, she began attending mass meetings at local churches—events that educated and inspired Blacks in Birmingham to work for change. 
Hendricks was an officer with Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth in the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights in 1956.  She went on to work for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and to assist Rev. Wyatt T. Walker, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others as they organized "Project C" in Birmingham in 1963.  After long stints with both the Social Security Administration and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Hendricks retired from the federal government in the early 1990s.  
Listen to Lola Hendricks describe early mass meetings in Birmingham.

Length: 02:13
Content Areas: Social Studies
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