According to Google, 20,583 people visited the website during October for an average of 664 per day. On school days, the number of visitors ranged from 500 to 1000 per day. Roughly 18% of our vistors came from outside the U.S.
— Bruce Hartford, Webspinner.
Ever since Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement established this CRMVet website in late 1999, it has been funded by small donations from Freedom Movement veterans and individual supporters. We carry on the work without foundation grants or high-donor contributions. The only institutional support we have is Tougaloo College who provides the web server on which the site runs. 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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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.
If you know of any works of art related to the Freedom Movement (paintings, drawings, murals, statues, etc), 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 we don't, please email us an image we can post, or a weblink, or some other information that we can use. Thanks.
Please continue to send us documents, letters, reports, stories, and other Southern Freedom Movement materials from the period 1951-1968.
No new names added to the Roll Call this month
No new articles added this month
No new history articles added this month.
Jackson State College students Group interview by Robert Penn Warren (1964) Bernice Lilly Selma student activist, 1963-1965 Viola Johnson Douglas Selma student activist, 1963-1965 Constance Kimbrough Rozier Selma student activist, 1963-1965
Affadavits of Police Brutality & Violence
Ora Lee Bryant (Regarding racist violence in Pike County, July 1964.) Eric Morton (Regarding police repression in Hinds and Madison Counties, July 15 1964.) Geoffry R.W. Smith (Regarding threat of violence in Jones County, July 1964.) James A. Campbell (Regarding police brutality in Coahoma County, July 12 1964.) Robert Mandel (Regarding police repression in Coahoma County, July 1964.) Peter Werner (Regarding racist violence in Forrest County, July 1964.)
Remembrances of Mrs. Hamer on her 100th Birthday Many friends
No new discussion transcripts posted this month
Notes on the Delta Area of Mississippi 2/63 Jack McArt, OFC Daily reports from SNCC workers in Greenwood MS, 1963 Bobby Talbert & other SNCC Letter to Cynthia Washington re SNCC 10/65 Mike Miller, SNCC
Affadavit of John B. Amos re white violence, Mississippi, undated 1963. Proposal for Movement radio station, Peter Stoner. January 17 1963 NAACP Trustees Report FY 1962, (Mississippi? A local MS branch?), unsigned NAACP. January 31 1963 Application by for Brandeis civil rights fellowship, Amzie Moore, NAACP & SCLC. February 1963 Urgent appeal: SNCC workers in jail, Unsigned SNCC. April 1 1963 Leflore County Mississippi — Statistical Profile (first draft), April 9 1963 What is COFO? Mississippi Structure of the Movement and Present Operations, COFO (undated probably spring 1964). Tougaloo Work Study Project Application for Admission, unsigned COFO. Undated (probably May or June 1964) Letter to Freedom Summer volunteers re COFO research project, Jesse Morris, COFO. Undated (probably May or early June 1964) Executive Committee Minutes, September 4 Project & Student Voice Reports, September 5 Executive Committee Minutes, September 6 Working draft of speech on Vietnam and U.S. imperialism, Unsigned, SNCC. Undated 1965 Memo to Friends of SNCC re Coleman judicial appointment, Margaret Lauren, SNCC. July 8 1965 Telegram to government officials re police repression in Pratville AL, H. Rap Brown, SNCC. June 1967
Press Releases 9/16/63 SNCC 90 Negroes Arrested in Selma Ala Protest Demonstration (re voting rights) 11/20/63 SNCC Minister Held in Atlanta Jail 10/01/63 SNCC SNCC Congratulates Senator on Speech About Americus 10/01/63 SNCC Release Denied Three Held on Charges Carrying Death Penalty 10/02/63 SNCC Albany Six Seek Change of Venue in Federal Indictments 10/02/63 SNCC Press releases
Arkansas SNCC Registers Over 1300
Pine Bluff Negro Runs for Alderman
10/02/63 SNCC Cambridge Voters Defeat City Charter Amendment for Open Public Facilities 10/02/63 SNCC Justice Department Official Denies "No Brutality" Report 10/02/63 SNCC SNCC Chairman and Dick Gregory's Wife Convicted 10/02/63 SNCC Federal Court Rejects Plea From Mississippi Negroes 10/02/63 SNCC Dallas County Police Halt Vote Activity 10/07/63 SNCC Press releases
Kennedy Gets Protest on Jailing of Three Workers
SNCC Protests Jim-Crow Toilets at Federal Building Site
10/07/63 SNCC COFO Maps Vote Fight: Henry "Runs" for Governor in Freedom Ballot Campaign 11/19/63 SNCC 3 SNCC Workers, 30 Others Held in Helena, Arkansas 11/19/63 SNCC SNCC Wedding Stirs Arkansas Officials 11/22/63 SNCC Baldwin and Rustin to Address SNCC Conference 12/08/63 SNCC Nightriders Bomb, Shoot Registration Worker 04/30/64 SNCC Negro Candidate Scores Segregated Medical Care 04/30/64 SNCC Mississippi Readies Laws for "Freedom Summer" 04/30/64 SNCC Press releases
SNCC Protests Georgia "Police Terror"
Negro Tries for Southside Virginia Office
04/30/64 SNCC Press releases
Youth Says Vote Work Cost His Job
Negro Candidates Challenge Anti-Picket Law
04/30/64 SNCC Press releases
SNCC Asks Students to "Mail-in" for Protection
Tennesse Students Protest Jim Crow Athletics
06/00/64 COFO Press release re violence and intimidation in Mississippi 07/07/64 COFO Press release re shootings in Moss Point, Mississippi 07/09/64 SNCC No Negroes on Jury, so Court Frees White SNCC Worker 07/27/64 MFDP Statement of the MFDP on Compromise Proposals 07/27/64 MFDP Press release re statement on "concialiatory suggestion" 12/10/64 SNCC Press release re discrimination prevents the election of Negroes in Mississippi 00/00/65 SNCC Alabama Emergency Fund 00/00/65 SNCC More About SNCC
COFO Mississippi Running Incident Summary, January 1-8 1964
COFO? July 2, 1964
SNCC July 5, 1964
SNCC July 5, 1964
COFO? July 9, 1964
SNCC December 7, 1964
SNCC February 16, 1965
SNCC February 23, 1965
SNCC February 24, 1965
COFO February 25, 1965
SNCC February 27, 1965
SNCC March 1, 1965
SNCC March 2, 1965
SNCC November 12, 1965
No new poems added this month.
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.
Brother Hollis: The Sankofa of a Movement Man, by Hollis Watkins. Sankofa Publishing, 2016. Personal memoir of a long-term SNCC organizer from Mississippi.
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 Amazon.com, Ibbetson Street Press, and Lulu.com.
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 CRMVets.org 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.
VIDEO: 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.
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 email@example.com.