Ethel Hyer was the first woman to serve as president of the Rome, Ga. Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a position she held for 15 years. She was a member of many religious, civic, and social organizations, including the Georgia Council of Human Relations and the Rose Garden Club. She was very active in the Civil Rights Movement during the late 1950s and early 1960s. This primary source set offers a digitized sampling of materials from the Ethel Hyers papers.
Sampling from the Ethel Hyer family papers. From the Georgia Historical Society A. Pratt Adams, Jr. (1915-1981) collection, 1959-1971. MS 2117.