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Anne Koeppicus' Departure for Mississippi Assignment

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Anne Koeppicus' Departure for Mississippi Assignment

Description

This portion of Long Island Press' article talks about Anne Koeppicus' departure for volunteer work in Mississippi. This article is incomplete.

Subject

Mississippi Freedom Project

Creator

Long Island Press

Source

AnneKoeppicusCollection.Box1.Folder2.

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

c. 1964

Date Created

2014-06-17

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JPEG

Extent

901 KB

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Mississippi

Text

Mom, 55, Volunteers For Mississippi Job

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Mississippi-bound Mrs. Anne Koeppicus of Cambria Heights gets an assist from her husband, Robert, in packing for her volunteer three-week teaching assignment in Mississippi.

Filled with tense excitement, but confident that everything would go well. Mrs. Anne Koeppicus of Cambria Heights left yesterday for a three-week teaching assignment in Mississippi.
“I admit I feel a bit nervous,” she said. “I guess anybody would.” Her husband, Robert, a house-painter and paperhanger, and her three children encouraged her to go ahead with the trip despite recent events in the southern state.
Mrs. Koeppicus, 55, was uncertain about the details of her assignment once she reaches Mississippi after a three-day orientation period in Memphis, Tenn. She is a school secretary at P.S. 50, Jamaica, but also has taught English to junior high school students.
“I plan to teach every day I’m down there,” she told The Press shortly before her departure. “I’m prepared to help out in all academic subjects, Negro history, the history of Mississippi, civil rights discussions and remedial reading.”
At her side yesterday were her husband, one of her daughters, Judy, 24, a math teacher at Martin Van Buren High School in Queens Village, and a son, Richard, 20, a student at Syracuse University’s school of forestry.
While her mother is in Mississippi, Judy will be on a trip to South America, where she will tour the Amazon River region and then go skiing in Chile. Richard is attending summer classes at Queens College.
Mrs. Koeppicus’ other daughter, Mrs. Barbara Thomas, 27, has four sons and lives in Billings, Mont.

Original Format

Paper

Citation

Long Island Press, “Anne Koeppicus' Departure for Mississippi Assignment,” Queens College Civil Rights Archives, accessed May 29, 2022, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/civilrights/items/show/276.

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