Announcements & What's New
on the CRMVet Website for December 2017

Annual Report for 2017
Statistics! Charts! Graphs! Most-popular pages! Analyses!

According to Google, 17,439 people visited the website during December for an average of 563 per day. On school days, the number of visitors ranged from 700 to 1200 per day. Roughly 13% of our vistors came from outside the U.S.

 — Bruce Hartford, Webspinner.

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Ever since Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement established this CRMVet website in late 1999, it has been funded by donations from Freedom Movement veterans and individual supporters. We carry on this work without foundation grants or high-donor contributions. The only institutional support we receive is from Tougaloo College who provides the web server on which the site runs. They will assume responsibility for the site when we can no longer continue. So if you find our CRMVet site useful and worthy, we ask for your donation to keep it growing. Thank you for anything you are able to contribute.

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Sister Sites

SNCC Digital Gateway. SNCC Legacy Project & Duke University. tells the story of how young activists in SNCC united with local people in the Deep South to build a grassroots movement for change that empowered the Black community and transformed the nation.

One Person, One Vote. SNCC Legacy Project & Duke University. Chronicles SNCC's role in the historic struggles for voting rights and develops ongoing programs that contribute to a more civil and inclusive democracy in the 21st century.

Teaching for Change and Zinn Education Project. Provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world by promoting and supporting the teaching of people's history in middle and high school classrooms across the country.

The SNCC Legacy Project (SLP). SLP was begun to preserve and extend SNCC's legacy. Although SNCC the organization no longer exists, we believe that its legacy continues and needs to be brought forward in ways that continue the struggle for freedom, justice and liberty.

Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement. Empowering the next generation, passing it on to carry it on by preserving the history of the Mississippi Movement.

Chicago SNCC History Project. Tells the Stories of Chicago Area Friends of SNCC (CAFSNCC), its relationship to SNCC, it's pivotal role in shaping the fight for freedom in Chicago between 1960-1965, and preserves that history as a legacy for the young people who are continuing the fight for freedom, justice and peace.


Reunion, Conference, & Other Announcements

  1. If you are aware of any works of art related to the Freedom Movement such as paintings, drawings, murals, statues, and so on, please take a look at our Civil Rights Movement Art to see if we already have an image of it in our collection. If it isn't included in our collection please email us an image we can post, or a weblink, or some other information that we can use. Thanks.


New on the CRMVet Website

Please continue to send us documents, letters, reports, stories, and other Southern Freedom Movement materials from the period 1951-1968.

New Names Added to the Veterans Roll Call

Jules P. Kirsch - LCDC, 1965-66, LA AL

New Tributes & Memories added to In Memory

No new memories or tributes added this month

New Articles About the Freedom Movement by Movement Veterans

No new articles added this month

New Movement Documents Posted

Letter to Timothy Jenkins re student sit-in conference, Martin Luther King, SCLC. June 13 1961.
Letter to Timothy Jenkins re voter registration, Ella Baker, YWCA. June 21 1961
SCLC: New affiliate welcome letter, September 20 1963, C.T. Vivian, SCLC. September 20 1963
SCEF: Fact Sheet on the Raid and Arrests, SCEF. October 04 1963
SCEF fund appeal re raid on office, October 10 1963, Fred Shuttlesworth, SCEF. October 10 1963
New City Law "Anti-circular" ordinance, unsigned Madison County Movement & CORE. January 21 1964
The Police and the Community, Alan Gartner, CORE. Undated 1964
"Critical Incident" Descriptions (training document), unsigned, CORE. Undated, possibly 1964
Sources of information on the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, Undated 1964. Unsigned, CORE. Undated, possibly 1964
Negro History Study Questions, Unsigned, SNCC? CORE? Undated possibly 1964
Memo on 1965 summer projects, Barbara Johnson, John Crossley, Hastings College. April 1965
The Delta Ministry at a Glance, undated 1965
Campus Memo, Unsigned, SNCC. November 12 1965
Memo to Friends of SNCC, Reginald Robinson, SNCC. November 23 1965
Voter Registration Volunteers Needed for Freedom Christmas, Steve Arons, Tim Correll, NSA. Undated 1965 (probably November or early December)
The Freedom Christmas Volunteer, Unsigned, NSA. December 1965
Freedom Christmas recruiting volunteers, Unsigned, NSA. December 1965
Freedom Christmas's recruitment form, Unsigned, NSA. December 1965
The Enemy is Racism: Why Am I in Vietnam?, unsinged, undated, organization unknown.
SNCC: News of the Field: #11, May 8 1966
The Maryland Freedom Union, Frank Smith, SNCC. June 1966
Aframerican: News You Can Use, Volume III. SNCC, January 12 1967, (Large file)
Documents From the Madison County Movement, MS [Canton] (63-66)
Negroes of Canton Register to Vote, Unsigned, CORE. Undated possibly 1964
Hold On, boycott flyer, Canton MS. Unsigned Madison County Movement & CORE. Undated, January 1964
Black Out in Canton, Unsigned, CORE. Undated probably 1964
New City Law "Anti_circular" ordinance, unsigned Madison County Movement & CORE. January 21 1964
Confidential from Canton, Unsigned, CORE. Undated possibly January 1964
Another arrest in Canton, David Dennis, CORE. January 24 1964
Police harassment and brutality in Canton, David Dennis, COFO. January 30 1964
Suggestions for Helping Carole Merritt, Unsigned, CORE. February 8 1964
Affidavit re police repression, Henry of Lee Chinn, CORE. February 17 1964
Observer Ministers to Canton, Unsigned, CORE. February 26 1964
Statement of George Raymond on Freedom Day in Canton, George Raymond, CORE. February 28 1964
Students's demands in Canton, The students of Rogers High. March 1 1964
Students absent from Canton schools, D.M. Allen. March 2 1964
Canton Weekly Report (MS) 3/15/64
The Police Town: Canton, George Raymond, CORE, Rev. J.J. McRee, Madison County Movement. June 1964
Canton Weekly Report (MS) 3/22/64
Staff Discussions, Canton COFO Office, April 2

New Letters & Reports From the Field

Reports & Letters From Holly Springs, summer 1964
July 8Letter re the freedom project, Gitta Perl
July 8Letter re leave of absence, David W. Trimble
July 12Weekly report, Kathleen Dahl
July 13Letter re end of service, Gitta Perl
July 19Weekly report, Eugene Hunn
July 19Weekly report, Ruth Koening
July 26Weekly report, Ruth Koening
July 26Weekly report, Eugene Hunn
August 02Weekly report, Eugene Hunn
August 02Report on visit to Welfare Office, Eugene Hunn
August 09Weekly report, Eugene Hunn
August 19Letter re Frank Caccatori, Karin Kunstler
October 22Letter re news from San Francisco, Sandy

New Articles Added to Freedom Movement History

No new history articles added this month.

New Additions to Our Stories

Gloria Harvey FulwiderSelma student activist
Rev. James Lawson (SCLC)Interview by Robert Penn Warren
Lillie and Alice (Hattiesburg MS)Testimony of two teenagers jailed in Jackson, June 14 1965
John Newman, COFOCanton Arrest 3/21/64 (MS)

Affadavits of Police Brutality & Violence

New Additions to Our Thoughts

And a Song Shall RiseBruce Hartford

New Additions to Our Discussions

Reactions to Charlottesville — a Discussion2017

New Answers Added to Frequently Asked Questions:

No new answers added this month.

New Additions to Poetry
The Poetry section is one of the most-visited parts of the site.

Bob Beech: Christmas came early this year

New Additions to the Photo Album Pages:

Freedom Movement Art

New Books, Films, & Videos by Freedom Movement Veterans


Heather Booth: Changing the World, a documentary film by Lily Rivlin. 2017. How the Civil Rights Movement inspired CORE activist and Freedom Summer volunteer Heather Booth to a lifetime of fighting for social justice.

Stand for Freedom: The Life & Times of Willie B. Wazir Peacock The story of Willie Peacock, one of the original SNCC field secretaries organzing in the Mississippi Delta. YouTube.


Operation Breadbasket: An Untold Story of Civil Rights in Chicago, 1966- 1971, by Martin L. Deppe and James Ralph. University of Georgia Press, 2017. Untold Story, of the unheralded leaders of thel SCLC program based in Chicago that broke a market stranglehold by white businesses in Black communities and empowered Black businesses in their own neighborhoods and beyond.

Brother Hollis: The Sankofa of a Movement Man, by Hollis Watkins. Sankofa Publishing, 2016. Personal memoir of a long-term SNCC organizer from Mississippi.

The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North, by Mary Lou Finley. University Press of Kentucky, 2016. An alternative assessment of the Chicago Freedom Movement by an activist that examines aspects beyond just the open housing anti-slum protests.

White Lawyer, Black Power: Civil Rights Lawyering during the Black Power Era in Mississippi and Alabama, by Don Jelinek. Jelinek Publishers, 2015. A personal memoir of civil rights lawyering during 1965-1968 by a SNCC organizer and ACLU lawyer.

Up Above My Head: I See Freedom in the Air, by Carol Seay. Xlibris, 2015. Story of the "Stolen Girls" incarcerated in the Leesburg Stockade for protesting segregation in Americus GA. Told by one of the young women who endured captivity to fight for freedom.

Remembering Mississippi Freedom Summer, by Charles Prickett. Wordrunner Press, 2015. First-person account of a college student and civil rights activist, who worked during the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964.

Selma: And It's Aftermath, by Bill Monnie. A Snowy Day Distribution & Publishing, 2015. Ground-up history portrayed through photographs of the people who were literally the "boots on the ground" activists. For a Voice and the Vote, My Journey With the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, by Lisa Anderson Todd. University Press of Kentucky, 2014. A Freedom Summer voter registration volunteer memoir with focus on MFDP convention challenge.

This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible, by Charles Cobb. Basic Books, 2014. Written by a former SNCC field secretary, this essential book explores the complex and essential relationship between the widespread nonviolent protests that built political awareness and the armed self-defense against racist terrorism that made organizing the Southern Freedom Movement possible.

On Wings of Song: A Journey into the Civil Rights Era, by Molly Lynn Watt. Ibbetson Street Press, 2014. A personal memoir on race in America against the backdrop of racial turbulence of 1963 and the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee told in a book of poems. Published by Available from, Ibbetson Street Press, and

My Mantelpiece: A Memoir of Survival and Social Justice, by Carolyn Goodman and Brad Herzog. Why Not Books, 2014. Memoir by mother of Andy Goodman, one of three civil rights volunteers to disappear in Mississippi in the summer of 1964.

Mississippi Eyes, by Matt Herron. Talking Fingers Publications, May, 2014. Photos from the Mississippi Freedom Movement by Mat Herron, George Ballis, Nick Lawrence, and Dave Prince.

Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Reader, by Michael Edmonds. Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2014. Essays and documents chronicling Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964.

The Selma Voting Rights Struggle and March to Montgomery, by Bruce Hartford. Westwind Writers, April 2014. The Timeline & History articles about Selma and the March to Montgomery from the website presented in book format (paper and eBook). Available from Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and Google Books. Can also be ordered from bookstores.

This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight, by Maria Gitin. University of Alabama Press, February 11, 2014 Creative nonfiction with detailed first person accounts by the ordinary people who formed the nonviolent army that won the fight for voting rights.

Freedom Rider Diary, by Carol Ruth Silver. University Press of Mississippi, February 2014. Freedom Rider Diary is the manuscript, created from smuggled notes from Parchman Prison, daily recording the 40 day imprisonment of one Freedom Rider and her companions.

Web Links, Bibliography and Movement Archives updated, revised, & expanded.

As always comments, suggestions, corrections, and submissions from Freedom Movement Veterans are welcome. Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement who are listed on the website's Roll Call are encouraged to contribute to the website their stories, thoughts, documents, and memories & tributes of those who have passed on by emailing them to

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