Your Thoughts — 2007


My assignment for my U.S. History class was to find a site that I would recommend to others and to write a 2 page paper on. I have been looking at sites for the past week and this one was by far my favorite. I have reserached on the freedom movement many times since I was a freshmen in HS and this site gave me such a fresh perspective and humanized it in a way a textbook never could.

 —  Joshua Smith, San Francisco, CA, December 6, 2007


"My Father-law was an Epsc Priest in the Panama Canal when the Rev. R.D. [Abernathy] came in 69 ,and it changed his life and the lives of his children. The experiance should be shared with his family, because it sure changed Dad's life . Did you ever see a handmade Cross with a peace symbol?"

 —  b l sinam, colo sps usa bordmanis@hotmail.com, 11 26 07


I just wanted to comment and express my appreciation for this wonderful site. I'm currently enrolled in a US History online class, which requires students to find web site dedicated to the specific topics that we cover in the course and discuss them in an open, internet forum. I was moved by the personal stories that I read, the amazing photographs from the time, and level of detailed history that his site had to offer. Thank you very much for dedicating so much time to tell your story!

 —  Joe Reyes, Benicia, California 9 (bay area), Dec-2-2007


I often refer to this website when seeking information on civil rights veterans. I am hoping to learn the whereabouts of _Rita Walker_. Any information would be most helpful.

Sincerely,
Peggy Price
McCain Library & Archives
Peggy.Price@usm.edu

 —  Peggy Price, Hattiesburg, MS, 11-26-07


Today is the anniversary of a big hole in our history and a huge loss.

I just happened upon this website ... it looks VERY informative but I will have to investigate it further before commenting.

Anyway, congrats, it looks like the kinds of info I have been seeking.

 —  Gerry Mantel, Pittsburgh PA, Nov 22, 2007


Of interest to Civil Rights Veterans:

I have addeed a new section to my website devoted to never before seen : photographs of the 1966 Meredith March in Mississippi.

Anyone wishing to comment on the content of any of my photos (who is in the picture etc) is welcome to send me the info with the photo number from my website and I will add the information.

Contact me:
John F. Phillips
videoeve@rogers.com

 —  John Phillips, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 11 16 2007


It boils down to the man on the job and determination!

 —  Sheral Wooden, Visalia ,Ca.93277, 11-13-2007


Your site is nice, your poetry helped me alot with information on the ambition on a better place for a paper I am writing on the Civil Right Movement.

 —  Dawn, Savannah, Georgia, 11-14-07


I thought that this site and all the information was very helpful and informative.

 —  Anneke, New Zealand, 12-10-07


Lovely and useful site. Thank you so much. Any possibility of hearing some of the songs?

Witness to, if not veteran of, Albany '63 etc

 —  Clancy Sigal, Los Angeles, 10/6/2007.

[Unfortunately, not at the present time. We don't have the money for a high-bandwith site, and for many of the songs there are copyright issues. We do list some audio sources in the Music & Audio section of our Bibliography and under "Freedom Songs" on the Movement Links page.]


THIS IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO BE RETAINED IN THE HISTORY OF AMERICA.THIS WORK SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE MILLENNIUM STUDIES OF LIFE AND WORK AND IN PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE OF LIFE AROUND THE GLOBE. IT APPEARS THERE IS A NEED TO RETURN TO THAT ERA AND TO REVIEW THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AND IT EFFECTIVENESS FOR THE STATE OF ILLINOIS ESPECIALLY FOR THE PURPOSE ADVANCING HIGHER EDUCATION REFORM IN TRUTH TOWARD THE PROFESSIONALS WHO WILL TEACH OUR CHILDREN AND YOUTH.

THE NEED IS FOR A SCHOOL CURRICULUM TO ADDRESS THE PRESENT NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND HISTORY AND THE THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT AS IT APPLIES NOW AND TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT PAST AND PRESENT.

 —  CLOTIEL HARRIS PH.D., CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, O9-28-07


This is a fantastic and irreplaceable collection of memories from people who experienced the civil rights movement first-hand. This important collection is a valuable historical work that will benefit generations to come.

 —  Lisa E., Potomac, Maryland, Sept. 26, 2007


Coming from someone who has a BA Degree in History and Political Science, this is one of most informative sites I have seen in a long time. I currently reside in Prince Edward County Virginia which has the infamous reputation of being one of the many school districts that shut their public schools, using the excuse that there was no money in the county budget to run them rather then integrate them. This led to a state constitutional amendment being passed to make the funding of all public schools mandatory, arguing that if primary education is compulsory then the state and local governments are obligated to provide it. Keep up the good work.

 —  Sincerely:
Peter F. Charneco, Keysville, VA USA, 20 February 2007


A very informative site and crucial to the understanding of America's role in the diversity of its future.

 —  Shawn Hughes, Los Angeles, Ca, January 4, 2007


My family as well as myself are perturbed as to how others appear to be implying they found the Freedom Singers. My uncle married Bernice Johnson Reagon. He has been deceased since his murder in 1996. Every time we go online to research information about his contributions his name pops up with other participants and sites with a mere sentence. No biographical or historical information with respect to the movement.

We feel this is a grave injustice to his memory as others attempt to claim his works. We pray his life works, participation, sacrifices, as original founder of the Freedom Singers (SNCC) will be portrayed accurately through more research to obtain actual facts. We are willing to assist with setting the record straight. Thanks for your website.

 —  Kay Patterson, Nashville Tennessee USA,

[Kay, Cordell was your uncle?

His contributions are described in SNCC The New Abolitionists which is a rare and hard to find book. He's also mentioned a few times in In Struggle, SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960's which I believe is available from Amazon.com if you don't already have it.

Send me email at webspinner@crmvet.org if we can be of any help.]


I think this is crazy how the white and black people use to get trated during the civil rights.

 —  Jayna, Brooklyn NY,


I've added your site to my bookmarks, nice site, Tks

 —  Andrey Rudenco, New York,


Thank you so much for this site! It is wonderful and I'm blessed being that I have met many of the persons profiled.

Please know that the movement continues. There is much freedom activity being initiated in Baltimore, Maryland.

Just last weekend, the Baltimore Algebra Project led the way in organizing FREEDOM FALL — our modern version of Freedom Summer — to protest inadequate education in Baltimore City Public Schools. We created the Maryland Freedom Board of Education (of which I am a proud member) under Article 6 of the Maryland Declaration of Rights.

For more information check out my blog and my photos: www.faithinactiononline.com

Also visit: www.myspace.com/freedomfallbaltimore.

 —  Min. Heber Brown, III, Baltimore,


Hello

This is kentaro kojima from japan. I am editor about society and music.

I am impressed your site. In japan there are not many people who know civil rights movement. I want to them know that more.

Best regards

 —  Kentaro kojima, tokyo


Sorry for your time.... Why i can't see images on this resource? My Browser is: Opera. Thank you.

 —  Green_Monkey23, Los Angeles,

[We test the site with Opera version 9.02 and images display without problem. If you are still having difficulty viewing the images please send email to webspinner@crmvet.org.]


I am assured that not only I, and others people were happy to find your site! -------------------------------------------------------------------------

 —  danaphotos, New York,


This site is interesting as well as informative. Enjoyed browning through the site. Keep up the good work.

 —  danandjo, New York,


wow good sight really helped me in my homework so thanks lv beth

 —  beth, england,


I've added your site to my bookmarks, nice site, Tks

 —  reinimat, Denver,


I really enjoyed this site. My grandmother cooked for the slain civil right workers. My mother marched and boycotted stores. My brothers, sisters and I made freedom signs and passed out voting leaflets. We sang all the songs help our elders prepare for their marches. We lived across the street from the COFO Center.

 —  LENRAY GANDY, MERIDIAN, MS.


A chance meeting in the streets of La Jolla, CA, A friendly chat with Maureen (225) who was nice enough to give me [a Canadian who lives in Germany] her email adress,then her recomending this site - for all that I am thankful. I am happy to have found such wonderful (critical) American thinkers. Thanks for letting me in!!

Thanks for letting me see the other side of America, for allowing me to meet the people who give me some information to use in defence of the others, those Americans who question the administration and pose critical questions. There ARE some. Thanks for letting me know..

Some very critical Germans don`t know - yet. Love you all, Dianne

 —  Dinne Schulz-Gelsing, Oldenburg, Germany,