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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.
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.
Please continue to send us documents, letters, reports, stories, and other Southern Freedom Movement materials from the period 1951-1968.
William Bigelow - SCLC/SCOPE, 1965 AL, GA, FL
Hunter Bear (John Salter) Marvin Rich, CORE
1963 NAACP Memorandum To: Mr. Amzie Moore, W.C. Patton. NAACP. March 3, 1963 1963 The Southern Education Center: An Outline, Unsigned SNCC. August 10, 1963 1964 Fact Sheet: Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Unsigned SNCC. January 20, 1964 1964 Hattiesburg Citizens!, Unsigned SNCC. January 23, 1964 1964 Work Study Project, Unsigned COFO. Undated (Possibly 1965) 1964 Memo to Mississippi Field Staff, re Tougaloo Work Study Project, Dona. COFO. Undated (probably 1964) 1964 Report from SNCC's 1964 Annual Spring Conference, Michael Sayer. March 1964 1964 Highlander Center Summary of Activities, 9/1/63-4/15/64. Unsigned, HREC 1964 SNCC Freedom Singers and Dick Gregory program at Howard University, April 25, 1964 1964 Letter regarding negroes running for Congress (MS) Vera Pigee, Aaron Henry, NAACP. 5/14/64 1965? CORE memo to all southern staff re Field Fellowship Program, , David Dennis. CORE. Undated (Possibly 1965) 1965? Smoky Mountain Economic Education Project, Mrs. Kenneth Montgomery. HREC. Undated (possibly 1965) 1965? The Poor in America, Resource Materials for Freedom Schools, unsigned. Undated (possibly 1965) 1965 Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Application for Summer for 1965 summer volunteers, Unsigned MFDP. 1965 1965 Draft of petition to Waverly SC officials by local Berkieley County SCOPE activists, July 1965. 1965 A Kindof Memo, by Casey Hayden & Mary King. November 18 1965. 65? 66? Operation Bootstrap proposal, Unsigned SNCC. Undated (Possibly 1965) 65? 66? Who is Responsible? memo to SNCC staff, Tina Harris, SNCC. Undated (Possibly 1965) 1966? Support the Lowndes County Freedom Organization, brochure. Unsigned LCFO. Undated (probably 1966) 1966 A Message from Harry Belafonte re assassination of Sammy Younge, Harry Belafonte. SNCC. Undated 1966 1966 Whitley & King campaign pamphlet, Democratic primary, June 1966. Unsigned MFDP. 1966 Memo re Recent Hearings of HUAC Activities and Related Events, Philip J. Hirschkop, ACLU. August 23, 1966
4/64 SNCC SNCC Press Releases:
Hattiesburg, Miss. Vote Push Continues
SNCC Asks Probe of Terminal Jim Crow
4/64 SNCC Police Fire Over Protesting Students 1965? CORE CORE press release: Civil Rights Scholarships Memorialize Elanor Roosevelt 1/9/65 SNCC SNCC press releases
SNCC Workers Shot At
Student Voice Tells MFPD Story
Mississippi Negro Condition Explored
Letter to Amzie Moore, re Free Press articles (MS) 8/12/63 Lucy Komisar, FP Letter to Oscar Chase re Tougaloo work study program (MS) 10/16/63 Arthur Waskow Letter to U.S. Attorney re money owed. (MS) 10/20/63 Amzie Moore, NAACP Letter to Mary King re police brutality affadavits. 10/18/63 Arthur Waskow Letter to Art Waskow re ongoing work. 10/21/63 Mary King Reply to Mary King re ongoing work. (MS) 10/23/63 Arthur Waskow Dear Art (re: Mississippi Freedom Vote) (MS) 11/4/63 Mary King Dear Mr. Waskow (re: Work-Study Project) (DC) 11/7/63 Dona Richards and Oscar Chase Letter to Amzie regarding reprisals (OH) 5/14/64 Maurice McCrackin, OFC Letter to Nancy Sterns re Waskow request & editorial (MS) 6/25/64 Jim Monsonis Letter to Lois Chafee re fundraising opportunity in Florence Italy (MS) 6/25/64 Vicki Halper Letter to Lois Chaffee re license for Batesville day care center (MS) 10/28/64 Aretha Henderson, COFO Letter to Amzie Moore re architect for Cleveland center (MS) 10/29/64 Lois Chaffee, COFO Letter to Lois Chaffee re assistance on planning programs for Tchula community center (MS) 10/31/64 Sue Lorenzi, COFO Letter to John Doar re conditions & problems Bolivar Co. (MS) 1/24/67 Ceaser Scott, SNCC Dear Faith re families (MS) 4/7/68 Joe (MS)
Letters & Reports From Southwest Georgia 3/4/64 Unsigned Letter to Wendy re moving up North 6/28/64 Faith Holsaert Letter to Madre and Clif, re Christian family
1964 Way of Life in Mississippi, Joanne Grant, National Guardian, February 13, 1964
No new history articles added this month.
Stephen Bingham A WASP in the Movement, 2018. Miriam Cohen Glickman A Jewish Woman in the Movement, 2018 James Garrett From the Streets of L.A..., 2018 Bruce Hartford Schooled by a Mound of Dead Roaches, 2018. Marion Kwan From Chinatown to Mississippi, 2018 (MS) Bob Moses (Parris) Narrative transcript from June 20, 1963 [incomplete] Rick Sheviakov From Berkeley to the Freedom Rides, 2018
Affadavits of Police Brutality & Violence
1964 Affadavit of C.C. Bryant, re police repression and brutality (McComb, MS). September 23 1964 Affadavit of Althea Spinks, re police repression at voter registration (McComb, MS). October 26 1964 Affadavit of Dolores Johnson, re police repression at voter registration (McComb, MS). October 26 1964 Affadavit of Ernestine Bishop, re police repression at voter registration (McComb, MS). October 26 1964 Affadavit of Evelyn Nelson, re police repression at voter registration (McComb, MS). October 26 1964 Affadavit of Jesse Harris, re police repression at voter registration(McComb, MS). October 26 1964 Affadavit of Karen Pate, re police repression (McComb, MS). October 26
No new commentaries added this month.
No new discussion transcripts posted this month
No new poems added this month.
FILM & VIDEO:
1967 NBC News Interview with Martin Luther King, that was never broadcast and not made available until 2018. (27 minutes.)
Traveling With Dr. King, by Sunnylands & Gandhi-King Institute for Nonviolence. 2019. Video remembrance by people who knew and worked closely with Dr. King.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.