My name is Eve Osman.
I am now well into my 83rd year (as of 2000).
I worked in the SNCC office in New York from 1962 to I guess it was 1966, when Stokely, very nicely, explained that they now needed to be a black organization.
Whether or not that was a wise decision is irrelevant. I want to say I never was fiven to feel that this was a personal rejection. I was left with the feeling that my work had been apprecieated and that now a new approach was felt to be necessary.
My years working in the movement were rich & gratifying. It was good to have been part of watershed changes in this country.