I became involved in the movement as a junior in high school in Americus, Georgia. Needless to say, it changed my life forever. Initially, my work in SNCC centered on voter registration and public accomodation. Later on I worked among displaced tenant farmers in Mississippi and eventually became an activist in the anti-war (Viet Nam) movement.
I joined SNCC as a high school student. I worked primarily in voter registration, public accomodation and direct action. Helped to set up freedom schools/literacy classes in Americus and Albany georgia, during which time I was jailed several times. The longest sentence being three months to attend Tougaloo College under SNCCs' educational assistance program. While on campus, I became part of the anti-Viet Nam war movement. I continued to work as an activist in the Mississippi Delta with impoverished Black sharecroppers. I now reside in Atlanta, Georgia working independently as an art consultant and I also work full time at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
Thank you for this opportunity to keep in touch with all the strong brothers and sisters who gave so much to the struggle.
Copyright © 2006
Last Modified: March 12, 2006.