Civil Rights Movement Veterans

What's New & Announcements
on our Website for November 2018

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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.

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.

SCOPE 50. Preserving Civil Rights and The Story of Voting. Website of SCLC/SCOPE project activists.



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.

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

No new names added to the Roll Call this month


New Tributes & Memories added to In Memory

No new memories or tributes added this month


New Movement Documents

1963Council of Federated Organizations Work-Study Project, Unsigned COFO. 1963
1963Rev. Edwin King, Freedom Ballot campaign background. Unsigned COFO. 1963
1963Excerpts from Governor Paul Johnson Campaign Literature, (racist Dixiecrat) Unsigned. 1963
1963Guidelines for District Managers, Freedom Ballot campaign. Unsigned COFO. 1963
1963Governor's Race platform, Freedom Ballot campaign. Unsigned COFO. 1963
1964Co-Op Report, Larry Rubin, SNCC/COFO. 1964
1964A White on Whites, Larry Rubin. SNCC/COFO. 1964
1964MFDP brochure, 1964
64? 65?SNCC relationship and responsibilities to the southern campus, Unsigned SNCC. Undated (Possibly '64 or '65)
1964Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party pamphlet, Unsigned MFDP. Summer 1964
1964Mississippi Faces Challenge, Unsigned MFDP. Summer 1964
1964MFDP convention challenge considerations, unsigned MFDP. Summer 1964
1964MFDP attempt to participate in Democratic meeting, Vicksburg MS. Unsigned MFDP. June 1964
1964Stokeley Carmichael speech to SSOC conference, Stokeley Carmichael. SNCC. November 1964
1964Concerning Mayor's Races in Mississippi, Unsigned MFDP. 1964
1965-1966Workshops & other proposals for 1965-1966, Unsigned, Highlander Research & Education Center.
1966?Voting primer, Unsigned LCFO. Undated (probably 1965 or '66)
1965?MFDP Petition, unsigned MFDP. Undated (probably late '64 or early '65)
1965We Want the Vote, unsigned SNCC brochure. Undated (probably early 1965)
1965A [illegible] Looks at SNCC, McCree Harris, Albany GA. February 1965
1965Mississippi: Image and Reality, Unsigned, SNCC. March 1965
1965Selma and Dallas County Alabama: a Statistical Roundup, unsigned, SNCC. March 1965
1965The President's 1965 Voting Bill, Unsigned, SNCC. March 21 1965
1965Who Runs Southwest Georgia?, Unsigned, SNCC. April 17 1965
1965Why Did Johnson Appointed a Racist Judge From MS?, Unsigned, SNCC. June 22 1965
1965Testimony of John Lewis, John Lewis. SNCC. July 1965
1966?Black Power and its Challenges, Berkeley conference. Unsigned. Undated (Probably 1966)
1966?In Defense of Black Power, Sy landy and Charles Capper. ISC/SDS. Undated (Possibly 1966)
1966MFDP Keylist Mailing #5, MFDP. January 3, 1966
1966Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Key List, unsigned MFDP. January 5, 1966
1966?The ABC's of Voting, Unsigned MFDP. Undated (probably June 1966)
1966?The Roots of "Black Power", unsigned SNCC. Undated (probably 1966)
1967?Mississippians United to Elect Negro Candidates, Owen Brooks, Lawrence Guyot, MUENC. Undated (probably 1966 or '67)
1967?To Get That Power, Unsigned, MUTENC. Undated 1967)
1967Tougaloo Summer Enrichment Program, Unsigned SNCC. 1967
1967?The Loud, Proud, Black Kids Take a Seven-Week Cure, Miriam Wasserman, Tougaloo summer program? Undated (possibly 1967)
1967Tufts University invitation, Daniel Mitchell. Tufts University. January 3, 1967


New Letters & Reports From the Field

Dear Mr. Moore (re: Clothing) (Mississippi) 1/19/1963Jerry and BJ Cunningham NAACP
Dear Mr. Moore (re: Conway) (Mississippi) 2/2/1963Maurice McCrackin OFC
Dear Mr. Moore (Re: food shipment) (MS) 2/8/1963David Dennis, CORE
Dear Amzie (re: Money Orders) (Mississippi) 6/19/1963Maurice McCrackin OFC
Correspondence with Art Waskow (IPS) May-Sept 63Casey Hayden, SNCC
Letter to Sue (incomplete) re centers and Freedom Schools (MS) 10/64 Lois Chaffee, COFO
Letter to Dan Schecter re education & organizing 10/2/64Lois Chafee, COFO
Letter to Lois Chaffee re Freedom Schools (MS) 10/3/64 Barbara Bloomfield, COFO
Letter to Rev. Lawrence McGowan re Freedom School materials (MS) 10/3/64 Lois Chaffee, COFO
Letter to Goldsmith Brothers re ordering supplies (MS) 10/4/64 Lois Chaffee, COFO
Letter to Rev. Mineo Katagiri re youth groups to sponsor MS projects 10/4/64 Lois Chaffee, COFO
Letter to Goldsmith Brothers re Freedom School materials, 10/4/64 Lois Chaffee, COFO
Letter to Joffre Clark re photos (MS) 10/4/64 Lois Chaffee, COFO
Letter to Beryl Banfiled and Minnie Kennedy re book donation (MS) 10/4/64 Lois Chaffee, COFO
Letter to Lois Chaffee, re Freedom School curriculum (MS) 2/1/65 Jacob Cohen, Free & Equal
Dear Amzie (re: Money Orders), January 9, 1967Illegible OFC
Letters & Reports From Southwest Georgia
3/4/63Prathia Hall, Joyce, Marion GainesLetters and a poem from Southwest Georgia
6/64Faith Holsaert? SNCCDear Madre and Cif, (re: summer & Movement work)
12/64Faith Holsaert? SNCCDear Madre and Cif, (re: holidays & Movement work)
1/16/65Faith Holsaert?Dear Madre and Cif, (re: Movement Work)


New Articles & Speeches From the Southern Freedom Movement

1966SNCC-1966, Stokely Carmichael, SNCC


New Articles Added to Freedom Movement History

No new history articles added this month.


New Additions to Our Stories

Wyatt T. Walker (SCLC)Interview by Robert Penn Warren


New Additions to Our Thoughts

Power and HopeHarry Boyte


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

New Books, Films, & Videos by Freedom Movement Veterans


Iowans Return to Freedom Summer, by Keeping History Alive foundation. 2018. Firsthand accounts from six Freedom Summer volunteers from Iowa who reflect on their motivations, fears, triumphs and the life altering events that took place 50 years ago.

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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