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Emilye Crosby

Emilye Crosby was raised in rural Mississippi and wrote A Little Taste of Freedom: The Black Freedom Struggle in Claiborne County, Mississippi (University of North Carolina press, 2005) about her home community. She edited Civil Rights History from the Ground Up: Local Struggles, a National Movement (University of Georgia Press, 2011). She is currently professor of history at SUNY Geneseo and works with the SNCC Legacy Project on the Movement History Initiative.

Outsinging Trouble

The Black community’s rich cultural traditions sustained movement activists in body and soul as they challenged white supremacy. Movement participants sang as they took to the streets, as they...

Voting Rights Act: Beyond the Headlines

Reading Introduction: A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF VOTING RIGHTS IN AMERICA Grasping the power of the SNCC Legacy lies in our ability to understand the nature of...