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Ivanhoe Donaldson was born in 1941 in New York City, the son of a policeman.  He graduated from Michigan State University, where he became involved in the civil rights movement by delivering food to Mississippi sharecroppers during the winter of 1962-63, driving a truck loaded with supplies from Michigan to Clarksdale, MS.  He soon began working full-time as a SNCC Field Secretary.
He was campaign manager for Julian Bond’s 1965 successful campaign for a seat in the Georgia state legislature and was SNCC’s point person at the Selma-to-Montgomery march.  In 1968, Donaldson helped found Afro-American Resources, Inc., which ran the Drum and Spear Bookstore,Drum and Spear Press, and the Center for Black Education in Washington, D.C. He was also a visiting lecturer for Afro-American courses at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst . Donaldson advised and worked for Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry for many years.
DANVILLE, Va.—SNCC members Ivanhoe Donaldson, Marion Barry, and James Forman protest police brutality, June 10, 1963.
Danville, VA June 1963, L-R: Ivanhoe Donaldson, Marian Barry, James Forman
 
 In 1968, Donaldson helped found Afro-American Resources, Inc., which ran the Drum and Spear Bookstore,Drum and Spear Press, and the Center for Black Education in Washington, D.C. He was also a visiting lecturer for Afro-American courses at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1970. Donaldson advised and worked for Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry for many years.
Ivanhoe Donaldson on the day of the dialogue. 
                   Ivanhoe Donaldson, 1941-2016 
 
Read more:  http://zinnedproject.org/2014/06/sncc-classroom-visit-new-york/
Read more:  http://onevotesncc.org/profile/ivanhoe-donaldson/
Transcript of an interview:  http://digital.wustl.edu/e/eop/eopweb/don0015.0470.029prudencearndt.html
YouTube video of panel discussion:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dili13clz5M
 
L-R: Worth Long, Ivanhoe, Julian Bond, James Bond - Atlanta 1965
 
 

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