Mildred McAdory Edelman

Item

Image of Mildred McAdory Edelman. Image is for aesthetic purposes only.

Title

Mildred McAdory Edelman

Rights

At this time, researchers may cite the interviews, but not quote them.
Copyright is unknown.
Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:
Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-2630
Fax: (212) 995-4225
E-mail: tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu

Type

Sound

Creator

Communist Party of the United States of America History Commission
Mary Licht

Date

Undated

Description

Mildred McAdory Edelman was an African-American woman, Communist Party leader, domestic worker and Southern Negro Youth Congress leader. McAdory became one of the first civil rights activists to use an approach that would be adopted by the broader civil rights movement by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1940s. Rosa Parks later credited Communist Party leaders like McAdory for helping to develop strategies that defeated Jim Crow discriminatory laws.

Language

English

Publisher

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Extent

1:15:56

Identifier

Box 2
CD 1

Bibliographic Citation

Identification of item, date; Communist Party of the United States of America Oral History Collection; OH.065; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

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