According to Google, 12,524 people visited the website during September for an average of 417 per day. On school days, the number of visitors ranged from 300 to 600 per day. Roughly 21% of our visitors came from outside the U.S.
As usual, the number of visitors to our site began to rise in September from
the summer doldrums when school was not in session. However, compared to a
year ago our traffic is down by about 25%. Rougly a third of those who visited
us in September arrived onsite by clicking a bookmark they had previously
saved. Half of all our traffic came to us through a web search (overwhelmingly
Google). Google favors websites backed by large institutions and corporations.
If you do a Google search for "Civil Rights Movement," the top three results
history.com (Hearst-Disney), Wikipedia, and Encyclopedia
Brittanica. We don't show up until the second page (sigh).
Request: How Google ranks their search results is a closely guarded secret, but everyone agrees that how many other people and websites link to us is an important factor. So if you have a website, blog, Facebook pages, and so on, please consider adding a link to the CRMVet website (https://www.crmvet.org) or to some of our specific pages and sections. If you use social media, please consider sharing stories and pages you find on CRMVet with your followers and friends. And don't forget to bookmark your favorite CRMVet pages and share those bookmarks through email and social media. Thanks.
— Bruce Hartford, Webspinner.
Ever since Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement established this CRMVet website in late 1999, it has been funded by donations from Freedom Movement veterans and individual supporters. We carry on this work without foundation grants or high-donor contributions. The only institutional support we receive is from Tougaloo College who provides 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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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.
Paul Lauter - SNCC, AFSC, 1964-65, MS
No new memories or tributes added this month
1963-65 Map of central Selma Alabama 1964 Letter to Lois Chaffee of COFO re federal response to Senator Frank Church, October 14 1964 1964 Letter to Lois Chaffee re northern support (MS). James Bolton (SNCC), October 14 1964 1964 Letter to Amzie Moore re help for community center (MS) 10/20/64 Cya (?) 1964 ASCS Committee elections, Jane Adams, COFO Federal Programs, Mr. Sullivan (ASCS). October 27 1964 1964 Memo on P.E.P. rallies, Jane Adams, COFO Federal Programs. October 27 1964 1964 List of subjects for teaching, Unsigned, CORE. October 27 1964 1964 Clarke County Freedom Gazette (MS), Results of the ASCS Elections, CORE. 12/7/64 1964 Minutes of Jackson COFO staff meeting, Jesse Morris, COFO. November 23 1964 1965 Suggested Readings, Mike Lesser, CORE. 1965 1965 An Overview of the Reading Process, Mike Lesser, CORE. 1965 1965 Selma song lyrics, (collected by Bruce Hartford). March 1965 1965 Civil Rights Under Federal Programs - An Analysis of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Unsigned, USCCR. January 1965 1965 Citizen, Unsigned, Madison County Movement. January 22 1965 1965 Citizen, C.O. Chinn Jr. (Ed.), Madison County Movement. February 1965 1965 Equal Oportunity in Farm Programs, Unsigned, USCCR. March 1965 1965 Proposal for action for visit by newspaper editors, Bruce Hartford, SCLC. Undated 1965 (possibly May or early June) 1965 Selma Alabama: Report on picket team arrests, Bruce Hartford, SCLC. May 22 1965 1965 Selma Alabama: Operation Plan for picketing, Bruce Hartford, SCLC. May 22 1965 1965 Selma Alabama: Proposed Action for Friday-Saturday, Bruce Hartford, SCLC. May 28-29, 1965 1965 Selma Alabama: Demonstration Plan Bruce Hartford, SCLC. June 4-5 1965 1966? Building a New Mississippi, Freedom Now Brick Co. Undated (possibly 1966) 1966 SNCC interests and competences form, Unsigned, SNCC. Undated (probably 1966) 1966 Folks Need Each Other, Mike Miller, SNCC. Undated (probably 1966) 1966 Freedom is a Constant Struggle: A history of Negroes in America, Freedom Information Service (FIS). March 1966 1967? Why Student Voice?, Unsigned, SNCC. Undated (possibly 1967)
8/2/63 SNCC SNCC press releases
5 Jailed in Clarksdale Sit-In; NAACP Head Made to Haul Garbage
Bail Reaches $40,00 in Delta Vote Cases
8/8/63 SNCC Ballots Filed By Negro Citizens Declared Invalid in Mississippi; 3 Field Secy's Arrested in Rulevile 8/20/63 SNCC Mississippi Rights Fighters Lose Jobs; 45 Out Of Bond in Ita Bena 9/16/63 SNCC SNCC press releases
SNCC Worker Conviction Upheld in Mississippi; Gets 90 days and $100 Fine
Negro Runs for Mayor of Albany, Georgia
10/63 SNCC Danville Halts Trial Transfers 10/8/63 SNCC Two Beaten, Three Jailed as Selma Negroes Try to Register to Vote 10/2/63 SNCC Federal Court Rejects Plea From Mississippi Negroes 10/7/63 SNCC COFO Maps Vote Fight: Henry "Runs" For Governor 3/23/65 SCLC SCLC Meeting for Future Action in Selma (AL), 3/23/65
Letter to Richard Haley (Canton MS) 10/15/64 Mary Ann Shupenko, CORE First District Report (MS) 11/64 Unsigned, COFO Report on the situation in Gulfport (MS) 11/64 Chuck McKeller, SNCC Report from Nick Hampton (MS) 11/64 Nick Hampton, SNCC Report on Leake County (MS) 11/64 Theodis Hewitt, COFO Third District Report (MS) 11/64 Jesse Harris, COFO Information on Valley View (MS) 11/64 Phil Sharp, COFO Weekly Report from Moss Point-Pascagoula (MS) 11/21/64 Mary Ellickson, Rufus Mosley, COFO Letter to Richard Haley re New Orleans meeting 1/25/65 JoAnn Ooiman, CORE Canton Project Report (MS) 2/65 Sandra Watts, CORE Dear Lynn & co (Selma AL) 5/23/65 Bruce Hartford, SCLC Letter to LBJ from a worried mother (re AL 1965) and Reply by John Doar Claire Hartford, parent Letter to Beverly Lee re offices of Crown Zellbach (LA) 9/30/65 Maxine Skurka, CORE Dear West Family (of Selma AL), 10/3/65 Bruce Hartford, SCLC Letter to Maxine Skurka re offices of Crown Zellbach (LA) 10/5/65 Dodie Smith, CORE
Letters & Reports From Southwest Georgia 8/1/65 Dennis Roberts Letter to Phil re demonstrations in Americus 8/14/65 Dennis Roberts Letter to Phil, re action to protect demonstrators 9/12/65 Dennis Roberts Letter to Phil, re offer to be the director of research center 9/19/65 Dennis Roberts Letter to Phil, re last newsletter
No new articles added this month
No new history articles added this month.
C.C. Bryant (NAACP) Interview by Joe Sinsheimer re McComb, MS Stokely Carmichael (SNCC)1964 Interview by Robert Penn Warren, 1964 Dr. Lester Coles & Barney Frank Interview by Joe Sinsheimer re Fredom Summer MS Rev. Aaron Johnson Interviewd by Joe Sinsheimer re Greenwood, 1985 Laurance Guyot Interview by Joe Sinsheimer re SNCC & MS movement Gloria Logsdon (NAACP) Summary of interview by Dr. Edith M. Freeman. 2014. (MO) James Moore Interviewd by Joe Sinsheimer re Greenwood, 1985 Hollis Watkins Interview for Eyes on the Prize (MS)
SNCC Should Have Won/Win a Nobel Peace Prize Daphne Muse
No new discussion transcripts posted this month
No new poems added this month.
FILM & VIDEO:
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.
Brother Hollis: The Sankofa of a Movement Man, by Hollis Watkins. Sankofa Publishing, 2016. Personal memoir of a long-term SNCC organizer from Mississippi.
The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North, by Mary Lou Finley. University Press of Kentucky, 2016. An alternative assessment of the Chicago Freedom Movement by an activist that examines aspects beyond just the open housing anti-slum protests.
White Lawyer, Black Power: Civil Rights Lawyering during the Black Power Era in Mississippi and Alabama, by Don Jelinek. Jelinek Publishers, 2015. A personal memoir of civil rights lawyering during 1965-1968 by a SNCC organizer and ACLU lawyer.
Up Above My Head: I See Freedom in the Air, by Carol Seay. Xlibris, 2015. Story of the "Stolen Girls" incarcerated in the Leesburg Stockade for protesting segregation in Americus GA. Told by one of the young women who endured captivity to fight for freedom.
Remembering Mississippi Freedom Summer, by Charles Prickett. Wordrunner Press, 2015. First-person account of a college student and civil rights activist, who worked during the Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964.
Selma: And It's Aftermath, by Bill Monnie. A Snowy Day Distribution & Publishing, 2015. Ground-up history portrayed through photographs of the people who were literally the "boots on the ground" activists.
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 email@example.com.