Adele Landau was born on October 1, 1916 in New Orleans. Her mother came from Little Rock and her father from New Orleans. Both parents were of German Jewish lineage. When she was quite young, the family moved to McComb, Mississippi where her father and his brother set up a textile mill. They were the only Jewish family in the county and were part of the business and social elite in the area.
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Voting Rights." (Viewed on March 2, 2015) <http://jwa.org/topics/voting-rights>.