Announcements & What's New
on the CRMVet Website for May 2018

According to Google, 31,507 people visited the website during May for an average of 1016 per day. On school days, the number of visitors ranged from 600 to 1450 per day. Roughly 12% of our visitors 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 page 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.

  2. Freedom Summer veterans who are interested in traveling to Mississippi for a few days this Fall to canvass for 2018 Democratic Party candidates in the communities where they worked back in the day should get in touch with Jim Kates at:


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 For Teachers section.


New Names Added to the Veterans Roll Call

D. Gorton - SNCC, 1963-70, MS GA


New Tributes & Memories added to In Memory

No new memories or tributes added this month


New Articles & Speeches From the Southern Freedom Movement

No new articles added this month


New Movement Documents

1964Further Incidents at Time of Louis Allen Killing, Charles Gordon, Enterprise-Journal
1964Significant Events of 1964 in McComb Mississippi and Area, unsigned SNCC. November 9 1964
1965 Proposal: A Project for Virginia's Black Belt, VSCRC. March 1964
1965Virginia Voting rights research, VSCRC
1965Justice Department Activity in Alabama, unsigned SNCC. February 25 1965
1966Final financial report on SCLC-SCOPE project, Jesse Blayton, CPA. June 30 1966
1967The Palestine Problem: Test Your Knowledge, Ethel Minor, SNCC. July
1967The Middle-East Crisis, SNCC. August 15 1967

WATS Reports

September 7, 1964
September 9, 1964
September 10, 1964
September 11, 1964
September 13, 1964
September 15, 1964
September 16, 1964
September 17, 1964
September 18, 1964
September 19, 1964
October 5, 1964
October 6, 1964
October 7, 1964
October 8, 1964
October 9, 1964
October 10, 1964
October 11, 1964
October 12, 1964
October 13, 1964
October 14, 1964
October 15, 1964
October 16, 1964


New Letters & Reports From the Field

Letter to Richard Haley, re building (MS), 2/16/65C.O. Chin, CORE
Letter to George Raymond, re Canton Project report (MS), 2/22/65"Richard Haley, CORE"
Letter to James Farmer, re payroll (MS), 2/23/65Marcellus Byrd, CORE
Letter to Frederick Compton, re food and clothing (MS), 2/24/65"Lois Chaffee, COFO"

Letters & Reports From Southwest Georgia
1963UnsignedReport from Bronwood
1/8/63Faith HolsaertLetter to friends re bus and other news
1/22/63Faith HolsaertLetter to friends re voters of Terrell
1/29/63Faith HolsaertLetter to friends re news from Albany
1/29/63Faith HolsaertReport from Albany
3/21/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re Freedom School in Cordele
4/4/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re Burkes habeas and murder of Hosea Miller
4/8/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re Freedom School and MFDP
4/17/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re SNCC, guns and non-violence
4/23/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re Worth County School desegregation case
5/2/65Dennis RobertsLetter to friends re fishing and defending cases in Moltrie
5/16/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re Mississippi staff meeting
5/19/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re Wendy and the nursery school
5/29/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re vacation and police brutality case
5/30/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re article for the magazine Rights
6/6/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re Worth County School desegregation case
6/20/65Dennis RobertsLetter to friends re Burkes case and nursery school
6/20/65Dennis RobertsLetter to Phil re articles by Evans and Novack
6/27/63Dessie Mae ChristianLetter about Joe Ann Christian re police brutality


New Articles Added to Freedom Movement History

No new history articles added this month.


New Additions to Our Stories

Connie CurryThoughts & Memories on Returning to South Caronlina, 2003. (SC)
Chuck McDewReturning to the South, 2003. (SC)

Affadavits of Police Brutality & Violence
1964Affadavit of Jerry Lee Hill, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house (McComb, MS). September 20 1964
1964Affadavit of Alyene Quin, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house (McComb, MS). September 20 1964
1964Affadavit of Harold Ray Mallard , re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house (McComb, MS). September 20 1964
1964Affadavit of Ira Marsalis, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house (McComb, MS). September 20 1964
1964Affadavit of Johnny Frank Nobles, re police repression (McComb, MS). September 20 1964
1964Affadavit of L.S. Anderson, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house (McComb, MS). September 20 1964
1964Affadavit of Alyene Quin, re imprisonment of her daughter Carolyn (McComb, MS). October 20 1964
1964Affadavit of James Willian Ard, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house (McComb, MS). September 20 1964
1964Affadavit of Roy L. Martin, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house (McComb, MS). September 20 1964
1964Affadavit of Willie Ray Knox, re bombing of Mrs. Quins's house (McComb, MS). September 20 1964
1964Affadavit of Willie Ray Knox, re imprisonment and police brutality (McComb, MS). September 20 1964


New Additions to Our Thoughts

Building & Transferring Informational Wealth: SNCC Digital Gateway   Multiple authors


New Additions to Our Discussions

No new discussion transcripts posted this month


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.

No new poems added this month.


New Additions to the Photo Album Pages:

March on Washington
Freedom Summer
Before I'll Be a Slave...
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.


Mississippi's Exiled Daughter, by Brenda Travis with John Obee. Story of Brenda Travis, whose 1961 arrest as a teenager helped galvanize opposition to racial discrimination in Mississippi. New South Books, June 2018.

The Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and the Kennedy Administration, 1960-1964: A History in Documents, by James P. Marshall. Louisiana State University Press, 2018. Freedom Movement veteran traces through government documents the Kennedy Administration's response to the Mississippi Movement.

Hope's Kids: A Voting Rights Summer, by Alan Venable. One Monkey Books, 2017. Describes Brandeis University's 1965 SCLC-SCOPE project in South Carolina.

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.

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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