Freedom Summer was a nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi’s segregated political system during 1964. It began late in 1963 when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) decided to recruit several hundred northern ...Freedom Summer was a nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi’s segregated political system during 1964. It began late in 1963 when the Student Nonviolent…

Freedom Summer was a nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi’s segregated political system during 1964. It began late in 1963 when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) decided to recruit several hundred northern ...Freedom Summer was a nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi’s segregated political system during 1964. It began late in 1963 when the Student Nonviolent…

James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on October 4, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. As an 11-month-old baby, he was sent to live with his grandmother…James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on…

James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on October 4, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. As an 11-month-old baby, he was sent to live with his grandmother…James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on…

The Beatrice Stegeman collection consists  circulars distributed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the SNCC newsletter, The Student Voice, 1962-1964, Student Nonviolent Freedom Committee circulars, Carbondale Human Relations Commission reports, various memoranda, and correspondence.

The Beatrice Stegeman collection consists circulars distributed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the SNCC newsletter, The Student Voice, 1962-1964, Student Nonviolent Freedom Committee circulars, Carbondale Human Relations Commission reports, various memoranda, and correspondence.

Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, was a social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee ...Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, was a social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in…

Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, was a social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee ...Horace Julian Bond, known as Julian Bond, was a social activist and leader in the American civil rights movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in…

Frank Smith, Jr., a civil rights activist and politician in Washington, D.C., is most recognized as the first person associated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to be sent Mississippi to register voters. Smith was born in Newnan, Georgia, on September 17, 1942. He attended M...Frank Smith, Jr., a civil rights activist and politician in Washington, D.C., is most recognized as the first person associated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to be…

Frank Smith, Jr., a civil rights activist and politician in Washington, D.C., is most recognized as the first person associated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to be sent Mississippi to register voters. Smith was born in Newnan, Georgia, on September 17, 1942. He attended M...Frank Smith, Jr., a civil rights activist and politician in Washington, D.C., is most recognized as the first person associated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to be…

April 15, 1960, about 150 student leaders from 10 states met at Shaw University in Raleigh for the “Southwide Leadership Conference on Nonviolent Resistance to Segregation.” The organization was the beginning of SNCC

April 15, 1960, about 150 student leaders from 10 states met at Shaw University in Raleigh for the “Southwide Leadership Conference on Nonviolent Resistance to Segregation.” The organization was the beginning of SNCC

No discussion of the Civil Rights Movement would be complete without studying and discussing the work of Diane Nash. Born in 1938 to a middle class, Catholic family in Chicago and raised partially by her grandmother, she initially planned on becoming a nun, but decided instead to enroll in Howard Un...Diane Nash: Co-Founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

No discussion of the Civil Rights Movement would be complete without studying and discussing the work of Diane Nash. Born in 1938 to a middle class, Catholic family in Chicago and raised partially by her grandmother, she initially planned on becoming a nun, but decided instead to enroll in Howard Un...Diane Nash: Co-Founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Fannie Lou Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant activist of civil rights.

Fannie Lou Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant activist of civil rights.

SNCC organization- Julian Bond with members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee - [In 1960, Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and earlier that year, he helped create the Atlanta University student civil rights organization, which directed several years of nonviolent protests and won integration of Atlanta’s movie theaters, lunch counters, and parks.]

SNCC organization- Julian Bond with members of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee - [In 1960, Bond helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and earlier that year, he helped create the Atlanta University student civil rights organization, which directed several years of nonviolent protests and won integration of Atlanta’s movie theaters, lunch counters, and parks.]

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