Rutha M. Harris

SNCC, SCLC, 1961-65, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi
Current Residence:
623 Whitney Avenue
Albany, GA 31701

I am an Original Freedom Singer who traveled 50,000 miles in nine months to 48 states singing and telling the stories of the movement through songs. I have done registration drives, picket lines, demonstrations, jailed 3 times for a total of 14 days, I was dragged but never been beaten. As a worker for SCOPE (SCLC), I was in demontrations. Since the movement I am still singing freedom songs and telling the stories of the movement. I have organized a group of singers here in Albany, Georgia for the Albany Civil Rights Movement Museum. This group performs each second Saturday of the month.

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