Sam Walker

SNCC, 1964-66, Mississippi
Current Residence: Omaha, NE
Phone: 402-554-3590

I was in Gulfport, Mississippi during Freedom Summer, 1964. Along with the other volunteers, I worked on voter registration. I then returned to Gulfport in January, 1965 and remained there until the fall of 1966. During this time we continued to work on voter registration and community orgnaizing. During part of 1966 I also worked in the Head Start program.

I am now Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, working on issues of police accountability.

My experience in Mississippi  — the lessons learned, the values that were clarified, the commitments made, the example of so many other activists — have guided me for the past forty years.

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