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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.
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.
Photo Exhibit: I'm Walkin' For My Freedom: The Selma March and Voting Rights
Photographs by Matt Herron
San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium
February 15 — May 10, 2020 Reception February 16, 1pm
Photo Exhibit: This Light of Ours, Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement
150 images from 8 photographers including SNCC Staff photogs, Tamiyo Wakayama, Bob Fletcher, Herb Randall and Maria Varela.
Bullock Museum, Austin Texas.
February 15 — May 31, 2020
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.
1963 SNCC fund appeal for COFO, R. Hunter Morey. December 23, 1963 1964 Freedom Summer song lyrics, Compiled by unknown. 1964 1964 Possible Role Playing Situations, nonviolent training. Unsigned. June 1964 1964 Report from Moss Point MS, Unsigned, COFO. June 17-30 1964 Report from Moss Point MS, Unsigned, COFO. June 23-25 1964 Report from Moss Point MS, Unsigned, COFO. June 25 1964 Report from Moss Point MS, Unsigned, COFO. July 8 1964 Report from Moss Point MS, Unsigned, COFO. July 9-12 1964 Report from Moss Point MS, Unsigned, COFO. July 15-21 1964 Report from Moss Point MS, Unsigned, COFO. July 17-20 1964 Report from Moss Point MS, Unsigned, COFO. July 21 1964 Report from Moss Point MS, Unsigned, COFO. July 26 1964 McComb MS and The Freedom Vote, Betty Garman, SNCC. October 27, 1964 1964 Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party protests, Laurence Guyot, MFDP. October 30, 1964 1964 SNFC November 1964 Newsletter, Unsigned, SNFC. November 1964 1965 CORE Louisianna Summer Project, Unsigned, CORE. March 3, 1965 1965? Mississippi's Freedom Schools: The Politics of Education, Florence Howe, Freedom School Director. Undated, possibly 1965 1965 The State Conference Report Alabama, Unsigned. SNCC. 1965 1965 Memo to Summer Volunteers re fund appeal, Esther Heifets, SNCC. March 25, 1965 1965 Political and Governmental Structure of Louisianna, Judith Nusbaum, CORE. May 1965 1965 Memo to Summer Volunteers re summer program & etc., Esther Heifets, SNCC. May 03, 1965
WATS Reports (Log of daily phone-in reports)SNCC February 19, 1965
SNCC March 9, 1965
Mississippi Free Press issues:
May 4, 1963, Chemical workers union, Woman beaten then convicted of "Distrubing the Peace," Work for Cotton Field Hands is Disappearing May 11, 1963, MS Vote Drive Gathers Speed, Aaron Henry's store bombed, Union leader supports bill against job discrimination May 18, 1963, Coop stated in Ruleville, Jackson NAACP threatens protests, Lunch Program Lacks Funds May 25, 1963, Medgar Evers demands bi-racial talks in Jackson, Supreme Court throws out segregation protest convictions, Reprisals against voter applicants in Delta June 1, 1963, The Goal is Freedom, Greenville City Council Asks Bi-Racial Meeting, Chemical Workers Fight Union-Busters in Delta June 8, 1963, Police Jail Over 600, Clarksdale demands, Strike at Harts Bread June 15, 1963, Evers Murdered, Winona Police Jailed and Beat Three Delta Women, Jackson Youths Parade Despite "Illegal to Demonstrate" Injunction June 22, 1963, Thousands Mourn Evers, Police Power Meets Protesters During Days of Demonstrations June 29, 1963, Killer Suspect Charged, People Jailed as Campaigns Grow in in Itta Bena, Greenwood, Shotgun Blast Strikes Youth Near Canton Voter Meeting
New Section: Stanford University Mississippi Freedom Project (1964-1965)
1964 Report on MFDP Congressional Challenge (DC), Mike Thelwell (MFDP-SNCC), November 10 1964 1964 Mississippi Freedom Project – Stanford Newsletter, , November 10, 1964 1964 The Influence of Good Grooming on Power Structures, Richard Mullins, MFP-SU. Undated (possibly December 1964) 1964 The Politics of Poverty, Charles E. Silberman. Reprinted by MFP-SU. December 1964 64? 65? Development of the Mississippi Project, unsigned SNCC? COFO? Undated (probably later 1964 or early '65) 1965 Selma Alabama and the White Northern Liberal, Judy Walborn, 2/65
Los Angeles CA Protests, 1963-1964
1962 LAUSD Board rule requiring Loyalty Oath, J.P. Crowther, L.A. Unified School District. Possibly March 1962 1963 CORE Support for CORE Action Projects, Woody Coleman L.A. CORE Action Committee. October 1963 1963 CORE Action Committee Memo & Agenda, Woody Coleman L.A. CORE. October 14, 1963 1963 CORE Press release supporting Hopi tribe in obtaining justice from federal government, Unsigned L.A. CORE. November 18, 1964 1964 N-VAC Arrest consent & instructions form, Unsigned, N-VAC. Undated 1964 1964 N-VAC Letter to Ad-Hoc Committee to End Discrimination (S.F. Bay Area) regarding police, arrests & trials. Bruce Hartford, undated (probably October 1964) 1964 N-VAC N-VAC employment demands presented to Van de Kamp's, unsigned. Undated (probably mid-February 1964) 1964 N-VAC Revised Employment Statistics of Van de Kamp's, Bruce Hartford, N-VAC. Undated (probably early February 1964) 1964 N-VAC Don't Buy Van De Kamp's, first boycott flyer, unsigned. Undated (probably February 20th or 21st 1964) 1964 N-VAC Boycott of Van de Kamp's Called for Thursday, unsigned N-VAC press release (probably by Mari Goldman). February 19, 1964 1964 CORE Anti-Segregation Amendment Action Timetable, Bruin CORE flyer. February 21, 1964 1964 N-VAC Fact Sheet on Van De Kamp's Action, unsigned. Undated (probably March 1964) 1964 CORE Why We Are Demonstrating! unsigned L.A. CORE flyer re employment discrimination by radio station KFWB. April 4, 1964 1964 Communists and the U.S. Negro, editorial linking civil rights activities to communism, Los Angeles Times. September 1, 1964 1964 Rumford Act case data for first year, unsigned. As of September 19, 1964 1964? CORE For Whom the (School) Bell Tolls, flyer opposing school segregation, Pasadena CORE. Undated (Possibly 1964)
12/17/62/ Unsigned (Holsaert?) Hi Gang, re Albany and Sumter County 12/27/62 Joni Rabinowitz (SNCC) Dear Friends letter re trial, sentences, and report on movement in Southwest Georgia 1963? Unsigned SNCC Report fragment re Sasser, undated possibly 1963 4/20/63 Bobby Talbert (SNCC) Negro man threatens to kill canvassers (MS) 4/20/63 Charles R. McLaurin (SNCC) Report from Sunflower County (MS) 4/24/63 Charles McLaurin (SNCC) Report from McLaurin re Fleming plantation (MS) 1964 Unsigned (COFO) Christopher Hexter bogus trial notes for obstructing traffic (MS) 6/28/64 Jerry Tecklin (COFO) Sunflower and Bolivar counties update #1 (MS) 7/7/64 Jerry Tecklin (COFO) Sunflower and Bolivar counties update #2 (MS) 7/19/64 Jerry Tecklin (COFO) Sunflower and Bolivar counties update #3 (MS) 6/11/63 Ida Holland (SNCC) Report on jail and beating of inmates (MS) 1964? Jerry Tecklin (COFO?) Report on Sunflower and Bolivar counties (MS) 11/10/64 Luke Cabat (MFP-SU). Detailed report from Meridian MS 12/64 Luien "Luke" Kabat (MFP-SU) Reflections from jail on the murders of Chaney, Schwerner and Goodman (MS) 12/64 Warner Buxton, CORE Clarke County Project Report (MS)
Dorie Ladner I Just Had a Fire! oral-history interview (MS) C.T. Vivian Oral-history interview with Taylor Branch, 2011
Affadavits of Repression, Retaliation & Violence
1964 Affidavit of James Jones, Jackson MS. July 24
Freedom Summer sermon, Rev. Bruce Hanson, SNCC. August 2, 1964
Crises 3 Bruce Hartford To Our Brother, John Lewis SNCC Legacy Project How We Fought for a MLK Texas Holiday Mario Salas
No new names added to the Roll Call this month
No new poems added this month.
Organizations of the U.S. Black Liberation Movement, Abdul Alkalimat. 2020
FILM & VIDEO:
"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.
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.