Opinion / Editorial

Remembering Jim Lawson

Civil Rights Movement Leader, Movement Veteran, and Mentor to Many

Memorial Service for Dorie Ladner

A memorial service will be held for Dorie Ladner on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Shiloh Baptist Church, Washington, DC.

Reflections on Dorie Ladner

Dorie Ladner: "Reading the above and reflecting on my first meeting with Wazir reminded me that he was one of my heroes."

Dorie Ladner: Eyes Always On the Prize – By Charlie Cobb

There are certain words that come immediately to mind thinking of Dorie Ladner: courage, commitment, purpose. Her family roots explain part of the reason why.

In Loving Memory of Dorie Ladner

SNCC’s Dorie Ann Ladner, our sister, passed away Monday, March 11, 2024. She was special in her fierce battles against racism and white supremacy.

Q&A: Movement Course Build Information Session

Q&A chat transcript and video link for the HBCUv Movement Course Build - RFP Information Session recording.

SNCC Legacy Project Launches New Education Ventures

The SLP and the UNCF (United Negro College Fund) are collaborating on the establishment of a unique virtual course designed specifically for HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).

Living History From One Generation to the Next with the SNCC Legacy Project

A Duke University grant story from the Mellon Foundation. The Mellon Foundation makes grants to actively unlock the power in the arts and humanities that helps connect us all.

Southern Echo Remembers its Founder, Hollis Watkins

As we bid farewell to Hollis Watkins Muhammad, we honor his legacy by reaffirming our commitment to the principles for which he tirelessly fought.

Celebrating The Life Of Hollis Watkins Muhammad

Beyond the frontlines of the civil rights struggle, Hollis Watkins Muhammad was an educator, a mentor, and an advocate for civil rights education.

Hollis Watkins founds Southern Echo (1989)

Southern Echo was founded in 1989 by Hollis Watkins, one of the first young Mississippians to join SNCC’s staff.

The Passing of Hollis Watkins

Hollis Watkins dedicated his life to human rights activism through SNCC and later Southern Echo, his grassroots community organization.

Joyce Ladner Remembers the March on Washington

What I remember most is standing on the podium looking out at the 250,000 people. It was a sight to behold.

Larry Rubin Remembers the March on Washington

We arrived at the March and saw up and down the Reflecting Pool people everywhere. We quickly understood it was the largest march ever!

Frank Smith Remembers the March on Washington

I came to Washington fresh from Greenwood, where I had been arrested once again in June along with Bob Moses, Lawrence Guyot, and others for trying to help local people exercise their Constitutional right to vote.

Dorothy Zellner Remembers the March on Washington

What struck me most was not only the overwhelming peacefulness of the event but the extreme dignity and "upstandingness," if there is such a word, of the hundreds of thousands of mostly Black people who were there.

Charlie Cobb Remembers the March on Washington

As many observe the anniversary of the 1963 march, there has been a great deal of celebration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream and of black and white feet dangling together in the reflecting pool, while the violent climate below the Mason-Dixon line has largely been forgotten.

Courtland Cox Remembers the March on Washington

My involvement with the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (MOW) began some 10 weeks before the August 28 gathering.

Dorie Ladner Remembers the March on Washington

For me, as a daughter of Mississippi, the March helped to stir my thoughts about where the rest of my life was headed.

Cleveland Sellers Remembers the March on Washington

I decided to volunteer for the March and was assigned to the headquarters tent on the grounds of the Washington Monument, where the buses would park and let out their passengers.

Doug Harris Remembers the March on Washington

In the summer of 1963 my Hofstra College roommate, Roger Sencer, drove me to the Atlanta Georgia SNCC headquarters, for my new life as an SNCC volunteer.

Member of the Tennessee 3, Justin J Pearson Wins Seat! This second victory is a testament to People Power

People Power wins and this is but one of many more victories to come as we continue to work together for justice.

Bruce Hartford Remembers the March on Washington

Today, history knows how the march turned out, but as we rolled south that night we had no clue what we were headed into.

Riding the ”Freedom Train” to the March on Washington

SNCC Veteran Karen Edmonds Spellman recounts her summer of 1963 experience as a volunteer with the New Haven, CT. March on Washington, a coalition of churches, students, and NAACP members set up to recruit people to attend the March on Washington.

In commemoration of the March On Washington – Reflecting on 60 Years

Today in the 21st Century, when mass marches in the nation’s capitol are commonplace, it is hard to imagine how radical Randolph’s threat of 100,000 Black protesters descending on Washington seemed to the political establishment.

“The fascists can’t stop us!” — Judy Richardson at Teach Truth Rally

In her remarks at the Teach Truth Day of Action in Washington, DC, SNCC veteran Judy Richardson explains why she chose Hands on the Freedom Plow to donate to the “contraband book drive.”

On the passing of Harry Belafonte

We who are veterans of SNCC are profoundly pained by the passing of Harry Belafonte. It is Harry Belafonte, the fighter for human and civil rights, that we remember.

Dear Representative; We Support You!

We, veterans of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), send our support and appreciation for your determined efforts to stand up for the rights of the people of Tennessee.

‘Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power’ Review: A Movement That Changed America

We are engaging in a battle for our freedom. Everything we have achieved over the last 60 years is now up for a vote tomorrow.

The White Supremacist Attack on Education

The central elements of the education policy that Florida’s...

Roger Ebert.com REVIEW: Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power

We are engaging in a battle for our freedom. Everything we have achieved over the last 60 years is now up for a vote tomorrow.

Pick of the Day: “Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power”

We are engaging in a battle for our freedom. Everything we have achieved over the last 60 years is now up for a vote tomorrow.

Lowndes County And The Road To Black Power – Coming Feb. 2nd

We are engaging in a battle for our freedom. Everything we have achieved over the last 60 years is now up for a vote tomorrow.

2022 Mid-term Elections

We are engaging in a battle for our freedom. Everything we have achieved over the last 60 years is now up for a vote tomorrow.

More Than Condolences, My Late Husband Needs You To Vote

I lost my husband of 56 years two weeks ago. And while I am appreciative of the countless condolences received, the best way to pay tribute is to make it to the polls this election.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s Attacks On Democracy

We are standing on dangerous ground today. Much that...

A civil rights veteran’s advice for the next generation: Move beyond the protests

Today, at age 80, Courtland Cox can look over the nation’s political landscape and see progress that was virtually unimaginable in his activist days.