Civil Rights Movement Veterans

What's New & Announcements
on our Website for July 2019

According to Google, 9454 people visited the website during July for an average of 305 per day. These low July numbers reflect our traditional summer-doldrums when most U.S. schools are out of session. Roughly 19% of our visitors came from outside the U.S.

 — Bruce Hartford, Webspinner.

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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 personal donations from Freedom Movement veterans and individual supporters. We carry on this work without any foundation grants or high-donor contributions. The only institutional support we receive is from Tougaloo College in Jackson MS who provide 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.


Ever spend time in jail with Lawrence or Monica Guyot? If so, I'd love to hear about it! Please send your contact information and availability to either or (202) 389-8867, and I will connect with you at your convenience. With your permission, I'll record the memory as spoken. No typing required. PLEASE help me complete the stories my parents shared with me when they were still among us. I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you so much!
Julie Guyot-Diangone
Aut viam inveniam aut faciam

Organizing Our Strength for Tomorrow: A Call to Gather on SNCC's 60th Anniversary. Washington, DC. April 16-19, 2020. For details and registration information: SNCC 60th Anniversary Conference.

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 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

????Writing A Check, undated. Unsigned (probably SCLC Citizenship Education Program)
????Depositing Money In the Bank, undated. Unsigned (probably SCLC Citizenship Education Program)
1962?Information for SNCC conference at Gammon Theologic Seminary, Atlanta GA. Unsigned, SNCC. Undated (possibly April 1962)
62? 63?Proposal for state college student conferences,, unsigned SNCC. Undated (possibly 1962 or 1963)
1963Southeastern Georgia Crusade for Voters, Unsigned, SCLC. 1963
1963Report on Negro Christian leadership training, William Davis. 1963
1963SNCC News Report Form, Unsigned, SNCC. 1963
1963State Conferences proposal, Unsigned, SNCC. Undated (possibly 1963 or 1964)
1963?A Program to Deal With the Negro Job Problem, Unsigned, SNCC. Undated (possibly 1963 or 1964)
1963?Thoughts on political and economic power, undated (possibly 1963 or later)
1963Food for Freedom Campaign report, Unsigned, Chicago Area SNCC. Undated (probably March of 1963)
1963Report on Canton, Mississippi, David Dennis. 1963
1963Citizenship Training Workshops, Unsigned, SCLC. Undated 1963
1963Report: Committee on Registration Education, Annie Moody, George Raymond, Jean Thompson, CORE. August 9, 1963
1963SNCC affadavit training memo, Hal Witt. SNCC. November 25 1963
1963White Southern Student Project, Sam Shirah, SNCC. December 31 1963
63? 64?Memo on funds for work-study program, undated (possibly 1963 or 1964)
63? 64?Long-range planning memo, Howard Zinn, SNCC. Undated (probably sometime 1963-1965)
1964?Proposal for SNCC leadership conference, unsigned SNCC. Undated (possibly 1964)
1964Quarterly Workshop Memo: SNCC education program, Myles Horton, HREC. Undated (possibly 1964)
1964Analysis of Negro vote in 1964 presidential election, Undated (probably late 1964)
1965The Story Behind our Demonstrations (Jackson MS), Unsigned MFDP. June 1965
1965Telephone conversation with Nancy Stoller, Unsigned SNCC. June 23, 1965
1965Questions for Greenwood Acres, unsigned CORE flyer from Shreveport LA, July 8 1965
1965Minden Freedom Rally, unsigned CORE flyer from Minden LA, August 6 1965
1965The Mississippi Challenge: Some Questions and Answers, Joseph Meissner, Washington Human Rights Project. August 8, 1965
1965Can The Laurel Community Center Be Rebuilt, Unsigned, Delta Ministries. September 22, 1965
1967Letter to Amzie Moore re working with MUTENC committee, Joseph Harris. MUTENC. July 26, 1967
1966?SNCC caroling sing-in flyer, Unsigned, SNCC & Fifth Avenue Peace Parade Committee. Undated (possibly 1966 or 1967)
65? 66?SNCC: Rights Fight is Alternative to Draft, Unsigned, SNCC. Undated (possibly 1965 or 1966)
1967MFDP Memorandum: Political Workshops, Unsigned MFDP. July 15, 1967
1967Bolivar Community Action Program memorandum: Community Action Meetings, Earl E. Davis, Kemper H. Smith. Bolivar CAP. July 27, 1967

Press Releases
02/10/63 Racial tensions in Somerville TN (Fayette Co.)
5/17/65COREPress Release: Statement by James Farmer
5/17/65MFDPPress Release: Statement by Lawrence Guyot
6/13/65MFDPPress Release: MFDP Candidate Addresses Student Lobby
6/17/65MFDPPress Release: Summer Volunteers go on a Hunger Strike
7/31/65SNCCPress Release: Amite County
8/6/65LDMLoyal Democrats of Mississippi elect convention delegatges
1/27/67SNCCJoint Statement of SNCC and the Movement for Puerto Rican Independence
2/22/68SNCCH. Rap Brown prison hunger fast to protest arrest
9/8/66SNCCMarion Barry statement on police shooting
9/9/66SNCCStokely Carmichael arrested in Atlanta

New Letters & Reports From the Field

Letter to Dr. Jackson, re Mississippi students (MS) 11/9/64Geraldine L. Wilson
Letter to Lois Chaffee re payment (MS) 11/11/64Idessa Johnson, COFO
Letter to Ayra Woodruff re pamphlets (MS) 11/12/64Lois Chaffee, COFO
Meridian Report (MS) 11/23/64Sandra Watts, COFO
Letter to Judy Richardson re SNCC's phone bill (MS) 11/23/64Dinky Romilly, SNCC
Bi-annual Report Rankin County Project (MS) 12/64Unsigned, COFO

New Articles & Speeches From the Southern Freedom Movement

1957Robeson Urges Government Defend Constitution, Paul Robeson. September 23, 1957. Regarding school desegregation in Little Rock AR.
1963Speech to Annual SNCC Conference, Bayard Rustin. Washtington DC, 12/1/63
63? 64?War on SNCC: Turning Point for Freedom Fighters, Jack Rosen, PL. Undated (probably late 1963 or early 1964
1964Freedom Schools open a door to the world, Joanne Grant. National Guardian. August 29, 1964

New Additions to Our Stories

Johnnie Ruth BrownerInterview by Hasan Jeffries (Albany GA) 2013
Lonnie KingInterview, by Emilye Crosby, (Atlanta GA), 2013
Myrtle GlascoeInterview, by Dwandalyn Reece, (SNCC) 2010
Sam MahoneInterview, by Hasan Jeffries (Albany GA) 2013

New Additions to Our Thoughts

No new commentaries added this month.

New Additions to Our Discussions

The Freedom Movement's Effect on Us and Others2019

New Additions to Poetry
The Poetry section is one of the most-visited parts of the site.

Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden

New Additions to the Photo Album Pages:

Freedom Summer

New Books, Films, & Videos by Freedom Movement Veterans


"Troublemaker" Memories of the Freedom Movement, by Bruce Hartford. Westwind Writers, 2019. Personal boots-on-the-ground memoir of four years service in the American Civil Rights Movement, 1963-1967.

Southern White Girl Seeks Social Change: A Twentieth Century Memoir, by Nancy Stoller. Bright Stuff, 2019. A memoir from the dawn of SNCC, women's liberation, and young people who "de-segregated" the US, each body on the line, every eye on the prize.

Acts of Resistance: A Freedom Rider Looks Back on the Civil Rights Movement, by Judith Frieze Wright. Apple Bay Publishing, 2019. A memoir of one person's experience in Mississippi during the early sixties.

Mississippi Reckoning, (novel) by Mitchell Zimmerman. Amazon/Kindle Direct Publishing 2019. The story of a despairing man's pursuit of justice for the victims of segregationist brutality, set against a sweeping backdrop of white supremacy rampant and the civil rights struggles of the 1940s and 1960s.

Crusader Without Violence: A Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr, by L.D. Reddick and Derryn Moten. Reissued by New South Books, 2018. First biography of Dr. King originally written in 1959 and now reissued.

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. 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.

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 SNCC 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.

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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