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According to Google, 17,567 people visited the CRMA website during December for an average of 567 per day. This is roughly 7% less than December of last year when almost all schools were on remote-learning due to the pandemic. Roughly 16% of our visitors came from outside the U.S.
67 new items — photos, documents, stories, articles, commentaries, discussions, and other resources were added to the CRMA website in December. Our site now provides over 8000 pages and 5000 searchable URLs (excluding photos and images).
Our top-five, most visited pages in December were:
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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.
Kidney donor needed! Dr. Shirley Green-Reese is a civil rights activist and pioneer and one of the fourteen 1963 Leesburg Stockade Girls who were held in a stockade building in Lee County, Georgia for 60 days during the Movement in Americus, Georgia. She is aggressively advertising for a kidney donor. Click here for more information.
Now Available: FREEDOM RIDERS: The Civil Rights Musical audio recording in MP3 format, by Richard Allen and Taran Gray is now out on Broadway Records and New York Theater Barn Records.
Now Available: Memoirs Of A Revolution Experience Through Poetry And Poems, by Lulu Westbrook Griffin. Page Publishing Co, 2022. The personal story of a young activist in Southwest Georgia during the height of 1960s Freedom Movement who was held for 45 days in the infamous Leesburg stockade.
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 Newsletter exchange with FoS, Unsigned SCEF, November 14, 1964 1964 Gift subscription to FoS of Southern Patriot, James Dombrowski, , SCEF. November 16, 1964 1965 Formal objection to the seating of white congressmen from Mississippi re the Congressional Challenge. Ryan and Roosevelt, Congressional Record 1965 Old age assistance denied Bolivar Co. MS Department of Welfare. January 8, 1965 1965 Mississippi electoral calendar, 1965-1968, Unsigned, MFDP 1965 Rebuttal to claim that MFDP Congressional Challenge hearings are illegal, Lawrence Guyot, MFDP. Undated (probably March 1965) 1965 Congressional Challenge Testimony, Victoria Gray, MFDP. March 25, 1965 1965 Congressional Challenge Progress Report, Unsigned, MFDP. March 25, 1965 1966 Emergency Bulletin #1 SNCC Opposition to the War in Vietnam, Press Response, and Julian Bond and Bulletin #2 Murder of Samuel Young and the Tuskegee Situation. Unsigned, SNCC. 1/8/66 1967 George Wallace research report, Jerry DeMuth, SNCC. 1967
1964? Karl Morgan Personnel Report, CORE. Undated (probably 1964-1965) 1964? Sandra Kay Watts Personnel Report, CORE. Undated (probably 1964-1965)
Summer Volunteer Parents-Related Documents
1964 Bail Fund Information, Richard Wilson and Evelyn Carstens. Parents. Undated July 1964 1964 Statement: Parents Mississippi Emergency Committee (Los Angeles), unsigned PMEC. July 1964 1964 Report re Parents Mississippi Emergency Committee (L.A.) report, Dorothy Hunn, PMEC. July 2, 1964 1964 Newsletter No. 1, Parents Mississippi Emergency Committee (L.A.). July 3, 1964 1964 Meet the Mississippi Freedom Project Summer Volunteers flyer, unsigned PMEC (L.A.). 9/2/64 1965 Letter to parents of Mississippi volunteers opposing nomination of James Colman to the federal court, Harold Light, Parents Mississippi Association (NorCal). June 23rd, 1965
WATS Reports (Log of daily phone-in reports)
SNCC July 8, 1964
SNCC July 8, 1964
SNCC July 9, 1964
SNCC July 10, 1964
SNCC July 10, 1964
SNCC July 11, 1964
3/27/67 SNCC U.S. Supreme Court redistricting case is "smart racism," Jerry DeMuth
Documents from the Northern Wing of the Movement
1963 FoS Hoadley's Test Case in Indiana, by Jay Neugeboren (New Republic) reprinted by Friends of SNCC(?). Undated 1963 63? 64? FoS Friends of SNCC Constitution and By-Laws, Madison WI. Undated (probably 1963 or 1964) 1963? FoS Committee to Abolish HUAC, memo/plan by Friends of SNCC (FoS). Undated (possibly fall of 1963) 11/18/64 FoS Memo to FoS from Dominican Sisters, re film and volunteers 12/64 OACCR Carpenters for Christmas: We Need Your Help, appeal for funds and assistance rebuilding bombed churches in Mississippi. Marcia Aronoff, Oberlin Action Committee for Civil Rights 2/1/65 FoS Memo re Congressional Challenge petition drive, Dottie Zellner, Joan Reischauer, MA FoS 3/4/65 FoS Off-campus speaker permission registration forms for: Rev. James Bevel, Jim Collier, and Pete Seeger. Madison FoS. 1965 FoS To the Justice Department and U.S. Congress, sign-on letter demanding civil rights enforcement in Alabama. Madison FoS. Undated (probably Spring 1965).
2/22/64 Andrew Green CORE/COFO Report of Andrew Lee Green on Camden, (Madison Co. MS) 4/25/64 Unsigned CORE Food & clothing report, (Madison Co. MS) 4/28/64 Unsigned CORE/COFO Canton Project Report 2/28 - 4/28, (Madison Co. MS) 8/64 Unsigned, COFO (Biloxi) Biloxi Report, undated (probably August '64) (MS) 8/64 Unsigned, COFO (Canton) List of Arrests in Canton MS July 21-Aug 12 8/64 Robert P. Watkins, COFO (Canton) Law Student's Report, Canton MS 8/64 Unsigned, COFO (Columbus) A freedom worker's description of venturing into downtown Columbus MS 8/64 Unsigned, COFO Valley View MS Report
New Ministers Project Evaluation Forms From Hattiesburg
1964 Walter Ransom Rice Jr. Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project, undated 1964 1964 Mary Ellen la Rue Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project, undated 1964 1964 Paul Rutgers Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project, undated 1964 1964 C. Thatcher Schwartz Evaluation form, Hattiesburg Ministers Project, undated 1964
James Armstrong Interview by Kimberly Hill re school integration and the movement in Birmingham AL, 1963-1965 PDF transcript Audio + bio metadata Wille Blue Interview by Max Krochmal re SNCC and the movement in MS. PDF transcript Audio + bio metadata Penny Patch Interview by David Kline re SNCC in GA & MS. 1963-1965 PDF transcript Audio + bio metadata Sue Thrasher Interview by Jessie Wilkerson re SSOC and activism PDF transcript Audio + bio metadata Rick Tuttle Interview by David Cline re SNCC and the movement in GA & MS PDF transcript Audio + bio metadata
Affidavits of Repression, Retaliation & Violence
1964 Affidavit of Knights, Arsdale, Ellis, and Hall, re voting registration test failed due to error on forms, 8/1964. Clarksdale. 1964 Statment of COFO activists, re obstacles in obtaining mass meeting permit, 8/03/64. Pascagoula. 1964 Affidavit of Rueben Brown, re arrest of COFO workers by police, 8/05/64. Ocean Springs 1964 Affidavit of Laurice Walker, re rejection of voter application, 8/10/64. Clarksdale 1964 Affidavit of Hattie Mae Williams, re voter registration refusal, 8/11/64. Clarksdale 1964 Three affidavits from people fired for trying to register to vote, July & August. Sunflower Co. 1964 Affidavit of Russell Allen, re harrassment, threats, and violence against voter registration worker, 8/15/64. Greenville 1964 Affidavit Alan Verson, re police harrassment in Ocean Springs. 8/31/64
1965 Notes From Mississippi, Jerry DeMuth, The Independent. March, 1965
SCLC & Me (Taliaferro Co. GA movement) Terry V. Howard
No new names added to the Roll Call this month
Gordon Carey Dr. Bamba Ra (Morris Ruffin)
No new answers added this month.
The Poetry section is one of the most-visited parts of the site.
No new poems added this month.
Freedom Rides and Freedom Riders Resources
Earest Swann Interview, by Carole Merritt (SOHP). Re integrating a white high school in Atlanta. 57 min, 2006. James Armstrong Interview, by Kimberly Hill (SOHP). Re school integration and the movement in Birmingham AL 17 min, 2004. Wille Blue Interview, by Interview by Max Krochmal (SOHP). Re SNCC and the movement in MS. 40 min, 2010. Penny Patch Interview, David Kline (SOHP). Re SNCC in GA & MS. 1963-1965. 58 min, 2010. Sue Thrasher Interview, by Jessie Wilkerson (SOHP). Re SSOC and activism. 56 min, 2010. Rick Tuttle Interview, by David Cline (SOHP). Re SNCC and the movement in GA & MS 32 min, 2010.
Memoirs Of A Revolution Experience Through Poetry And Poems, by Lulu Westbrook Griffin. Page Publishing Co, 2022. The personal story of a young activist in Southwest Georgia during the height of 1960s Freedom Movement who was held for 45 days in the infamous Leesburg stockade.
Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: An Anthology of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement (New Reprint). By Susan Erenrich (ed). New South Books, 2021. Large compilation of valuable original source material on Civil Rights Movement.
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.
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.
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.
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