Sandra Nixon participated in the Freedom Rides in 1961. This video was filmed for the documentary The Children Shall Lead (link).
Her oral history may also be viewed here.
Name of Interviewee: Sandra Nixon
Date: November, 2001
Place of Interview: Jackson, MS
|0:00-2:00||Desire Housing Project, New Orleans; Isaac Thomas; child protection services, New Orleans|
|2:00-4:00||Fergus & Cecilia Pierre; family history; Southern University; Castle Haley; Doris Haley; Jerome Smith|
|4:00-6:00||CORE New Orleans; nonviolence training; father WWII vet|
|6:00-8:00||Family apprehension; May 30, 1961 trip from New Orleans to Jackson, MS by train; arrest|
|8:00-10:00||Charged with breach of peace; arrest; Jackson City Jail; Hinds County Jail; Parchman Penitentiary; conditions in Parchman|
|10:00-12:00||Parchman experiences; “Oh Freedom”|
|12:00-14:00||Personal experience; Strive Towards Freedom, Martin Luther King, Jr.; Southern University|
|14:00-16:00||New Orleans; Jerome Smith; Aretha Haley, Doris Castle; CORE demonstrations; New Orleans City Hall|
|16:00-18:00||Legacy of involvement|
|18:00-20:00||Legacy of involvement, movement|