The Chicago SNCC History Project has spent the last six years establishing an oral history and video archive. It is in the Vivian C. Harsh Collection of African American History at the Carter G. Woodson Library on Halsted Street in Chicago, Illinois. It contains the correspondence, records memorabilia and videotaped oral histories of people involved with SNCC and Chicago Area Friends of SNCC. (See Chicago SNCC History Project Archives, 1960-2010.)
We are now preparing to celebrate the grand opening of the archive and want to invite everyone to come, see the archive, share in our celebration; and, if you have not already, tell your story. The opening will be October 22, 2011 from 1:00 to 5:00 at the DuSable Museum.
The program will include Dick Gregory being interviewed by Sylvia Fischer, Mildred Forman Page and students from the Chicago Freedom School. It will also include a performance and presentation by the SNCC Freedom Singers on the role and importance of their music to the movement.
The Chicago SNCC History Project has reserved a block of rooms for $99.00 a night at the Ramada Inn of Hyde Park, 4800 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 773 324 5672. Rooms must be reserved by September 23, 2011.
Fannie Theresa Rushing
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