Worth Long

Worth Long was born in Durham, N.C. and organized sit-ins in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1960, before joining SNCC as a full-time field secretary in 1963. He went on to emphasize Black cultural organizing, which included projects like his 1980 collaboration with Bernice Johnson Reagon on Fannie Lou Hamer's "Songs My Mother Taught Me" (cassette, reissued as a CD). He is living in Atlanta near his children Ramona and Will Long and is helping his son Will to complete an oral history and memoir.

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...