Related Media

Betty Ann Poole


Betty Ann Poole is one of the students Warren interviewed at Tougaloo College. She participated in the first civil rights demonstrations in Jackson, MS, after the Freedom Rides, and was arrested for picketing in the main shopping district. In 1963, along with two other students, she attempted to de-segregate the all-white Capitol Street Methodist Church in Jackson. The students were arrested on the church steps, held in jail for a week, sent to trial with less than an hour's notice, and sentenced to a year in prison with a $1,000 fine. 

Related Interviews

View all interviews

Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities ©2018 | About | Contact