According to Google, 17,130 people visited the CRMA website during September for an average of 571 per day. This roughly represents a 25% decline from September of last year. Roughly 18% of our visitors came from outside the U.S.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Missing Pages & Images? 404 Errors?
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— Bruce Hartford, Webspinner.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
SNCC 60th Anniversary Conference. Organizing Our Strength for Tomorrow: A Call to Gather on SNCC's 60th Anniversary. A virtual online gathering, October 14-16, 2021
Movement Art: 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.
Movement Materials: Please continue to email to us documents, letters, reports, stories, and other Southern Freedom Movement materials from the period 1951-1968. See Submissions details.
1964? Memo to volunteers re financial support from the north, Betty Garman, SNCC. Undated (possibly latter part of 1964 or early 1965) 1964 Calendar of the Congressional Challenge, Unsigned, MFDP. Undated (probably Nov or Dec 1964) 64 66 Note about where to send funds, Bruce Maxwell, COFO. Undated (probably 1964-66) 64 66 CORE Task Force reference recommendation, David Dennis, CORE. Undated (probably 1964-66) 64 66 Clergy & laity who signed statement on right to dissent, unsigned. Undated (probably 1964-66) 1964 We'll Take Our Stand (statement by students from predominantly-white southern colleges and communities), unsigned SSOC. Nashville, April 4 1964
1964 Instructions for the Freedom Vote and Regular Election, Lawrence Guyot, MFDP. October 1964 1965 Letter to Alicia Kaplow re ongoing business, Betty Garmon, SNCC. January 5, 1965 65? 66? We're Broke! handwritten note to Alicia Kaplow from Betty Garman, SNCC. Undated (probably 1965 or '66) 1965 Draft speech about media failures to accurately report about the Vietnam War and U.S. foreign policy, Unsigned, SNCC. Undated (apparently winter 1965)
WATS Reports (Log of daily phone-in reports)
SNCC July 7, 1964
SNCC July 7, 1964
SNCC July 7, (Arkansas) 1964
SNCC July 7, (Itta Bena MS) 1964
SNCC July 7, (Laurel MS) 1964
SNCC July 7, (Moss Point) 1964
SNCC July 7, (Selma AL) 1964
Documents from the Northern Wing of the Movement
8/28/64? FoS Wisconsin Friends of SNCC Report, Gretchen. Undated (presumed August 28, 1964 or possibly 1965) 11/3/64 CORE L.A. CORE Active Membership Bulletin 11/9/64 N-VAC Statement to L.A. City Council re proposed Human Relations Bureau 11/16/64 UCB CORE Memo to other CORE chapters, Bryson Collins, U.C. Berkeley CORE 12/1/64 CORE L.A. CORE Organizing Calendar
11/63 Theresa, FoS Note about Freedom Ballot (handwritten). Undated (probably Nov 1963) 1964 Jimmie Jones, SNCC Note requesting supplies (handwritten). Undated (probably 1964) 1964 Carl Scovel Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project 1964 Richard Sigler Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project 1964 J. Raymond Sikkel Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project 1964 Harold B. Smith Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project 1964 Jeff Smith Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project 1964 Miss Sally A. Smith Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project 1964 Mrs. S.N. Vilma Thompkins Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project 1964 Frank Norman Totten Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project 1964 Don Van Voorhis Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project 8/01/64 Jean Little (vol) Note to Theresa re Freedom Singer event in Green Bay WI (handwritten) 8/17/64 Jean Little (vol) Follow up note re Freedom Singer event in Green Bay WI 8/19/64 Joel Skornicka, UW Response to Green Bay Freedom Singers requests, 1964? Joanne Ooiman, CORE Note about volunteer whose parents prevent from returning, Undated (probably 1964, possibly 1965) 1/10/65 Idell Croft, SNCC Letter to Alicia Kaplow with updates (handwritten) 1/12/65 Karen Koonan, SNCC Note re receipt of funds 1/12/65 Lee [Illegible], Aberdeen MS Thank you note for financial support (handwritten) 1/18/65 Idell Craft, SNCC Note re stolen money orders (handwritten) 1/21/65 Bob Abts, FoS Note re organizing against South African Apartheid (handwritten) 1/21/65 Charles Horwitz, COFO Letter to Alcia Kaplow re his COFO work 1/22/65 Charles Hartfield, Laurel MS Note to Alicia Kaplow re sponsorship checks 1/26/65 Idell Croft, SNCC Unemployed for working with The Movement (handwritten) 1/31/65 Barbara Jones, SNCC Note re sponsorship of Linda Seese (Spes Dolphin) 64 66 Phil Lapsansky Note about Dave Dogget, Undated (probably 1964-66) 64? 65? Linda Letter to Alicia Kaplow re a day in Mississippi. Undated (probably 1964 or '65) 64–66? Bob Abt Personal note to Alicia Kaplow, re arrival in Los Angeles. Undated (probably 1964-1966) 1/65 Linda Seese
Letter to Alicia Kaplow, re funding and Unitarian Society communications. Undated (probablly Jan or Feb 1965) 1/08/65 John Wilkins, SNCC Return of stipend check 6/24/66 Alicia Kaplow, FoS Information request about former SNCC staff 8/03/66 Ernest Powers, SNCC Note to Alicia Kaplow re desperate need of financial help (handwritten) (Senatoba MS) 10/26/66 Unsigned, SNCC Note to Alicia Kaplow re desperate need for funds (West Point MS) 1/07/67 Dora & Joe Adams Note to Alicia Kaplow re appreciation of support (West Point MS),
Ollie M. Smith Interview (St. Augustine, FL)
1964 Notes From Mississippi Jerry DeMuth, The Independent. October 1964 1964 Notes From Mississippi, Jerry DeMuth, The Independent. November 1964 1966 A Confirmed Segregationist Judge (re court ruling against Voting Rights Act), Jerry DeMuth, SNCC. March 1, 1966 1966 Justice Department Ignores Vote Law (re reluctance to enforce Voting Rights Act), Jerry DeMuth, SNCC. May 23, 1966 1968 Two contending articles about SNCC-Black Panther Party breakup Julius Lester & Robert Allen, Guardian. August 1968
Freedom in the Air program & study guide Julian Bond, C.T. Vivian, Media Works. Undated (probably in the 2000s) The Rolling of the Busses (March on Washington) Bruce Hartford
No new names added to the Roll Call this month
No new answers added this month.
Peggy Trotter Dammond Preacely: The Vote
What We Learned from "Betita", 58-minute Tribute to Elizabeth "Betita Martinez Part 3. Margo Okazawa-Rey, KPFA Host. Bernice Johnson Reagon, 44-minute interview conducted for Eyes on the Prize re Albany Movement, by Blackside, 1986. Maria Varela, Time to Get Ready, 70-minute lecture. Univeristy of Georgia, 2020. How Maria Varela Became One Of The "Eyes" Of 1960s Black Student Activism, 13-minute radio interview. 2020. A.J. Muste: Radical for Peace, two films by David B. Schock, penULTIMATE. Documentaries about peace and civil rights activist A.J. Muste. 2019 & 2020.
Run: Book One, by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin. Sequel to the March triology. "First you march, then you run." Graphic-novel format memoir by John Lewis recounting the Freedom Movement after passage of the Voting Rights Act — including the pushback of those who resist social change and refuse to accept racial equality and justice, and the continuing struggles of those who believe change has not gone far enough.
Buses Are a Comin': Memoir of a Freedom Rider, by Charles Person. Gripping personal narrative by the youngest of the original 13 Freedom Rider who endured the racist violence in Alabama.
It's in the Action: Memories of a Nonviolent Warrior, by C.T. Vivian with Steve Fiffer. NewSouth Books, 2021. Personal memoir and observations by one of the key central figures in the Freedom Movement. From student sit-ins to the Freedom Rides to the battles for voting rights and a fair share of political and economic power, C.T. Vivian was on the ground in the action.
Fire at the Freedom House, by Matt Rinaldi. 2021. Personal memoir of a white activist working Attala County, Mississippi, in 1966 under the organizing direction of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) led by Lawrence Guyot and Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer.
Julian Bond's Time to Teach: A History of the Southern Civil Rights Movement, by Julian Bond, Danny Lyon, Pamela Horowitz, & others. Beacon Press (2021). History & analysis of the Freedom Movement based on Julian's course lecture notes and his personal insights.
My Race to Freedom: A Life in the Civil Rights Movement, by Gwendolyn (Gwen) Patton. NewSouth Books, 2020. Autobiography & Movement memoir by a long-term stalwart of the Freedom Movement — Montgomery Bus Boycott & Montgomery Improvement Association, student sit-ins, Freedom Rides, student activism at Tuskegee, voter-registration and rural organizing, Selma and the March to Montgomery.
Year Forever in my Veins, by Faith Holsaert. Backbone Press, 2020. Chapbook of poems growing out of letters home to mother and sister during year working with SNCC in Southwest Georgia.
Our Sixties, by Freedom Movement veteran Paul Lauter. University of Rochester Press, 2020. Examination of the values, exploits, victories, implications, and failings, of the "Movement" in the 1960s. Includes chapters about Freedom Summer of 1964, Natchez in the summer of 1965, and a community school in DC, 1966.
Voices from the Mississippi Hill Country ~ The Benton County Civil Rights Movement, by Roy DeBerry, Aviva Futorian, Stephen Klein, and John Lyons. University Press of Mississippi, 2020. History of the Benton movement and personal narratives of local Freedom Movement participants.
A Small Town Rises: A Sharecropper and a College Girl Join the Struggle for Justice in Shaw, Mississippi, by Lee Anna Sherman with Movement veterans Eddie Short and recent college grad Mary Sue Gellatly. Bog Lily Press, 2020. Chronicles the lives of two civil rights activists who met in the tiny cotton-town of Shaw during Freedom Summer and joined forces with local black activist Andrew Hawkins and a host of courageous townspeople to challenge and disrupt the status quo in the heart of the Mississippi Delta.
Tip of the Arrow: the Selma Student Nonviolent Movement, a Study in Leadership, by Charles Bonner. Page Publishing, 2020. An "up-from-below" and "inside-out" examination of, and personal narratives by, the young students of Selma Alabama who from 1963 to 1965 were the tip of the nonviolent arrow in the fight for freedom and equality. Charles Bonner, the author, was one of the main student leaders and then a SNCC field secretary. Today he is one of the boldest civil rights attorneys in California.
Race Man: Selected Works, 1960-2015, by Julian Bond. City Lights Publishers; 2020).
Son of the South a film based on Bob Zellner's autobiography, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek. 2021. The story of how a White Southerner, from a KKK background made the decision to join the Civil Rights Movement as the first white field secretary for SNCC.
SNCC (Trailer). A 2020 film by SNCC photographer Danny Lyon that brings together never seen made during the years he was employed as the staff photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The images are layered with archival audio recordings of speeches by, and conversations with, John Lewis, Julian Bond, Dotty Zellner, among others, as well as freedom songs that were recorded by Alan Ribback in churches and meetings in Atlanta in the 1960s and recently rediscovered.
As always comments, suggestions, corrections, and submissions from Freedom Movement activists 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.