Movement History

In Memoriam: Walter “Billy” Stafford

Walter "Billy" Stafford 1940-2008 Billy Stafford was born in 1940 in...

In Memoriam: Stanley Wise

Stanley Wise 1942-1996 Stanley Wise, born in Charlotte, NC in 1942,...

In Memoriam: Samuel Leamon Younge Jr.

Samuel Leamon Younge Jr. 1944-1966 Samuel Leamon Younge Jr. was...

In Memoriam: Sam Shirah

Sam Shirah 1943 - 1980 Sam Curtis Shirah was born in...

In Memoriam: Sam Block

Sam Block 1939-2000 Sam Block was born in Cleveland, MS....

In Memoriam: Ruby Doris Smith Robinson

Ruby Doris Smith Robinson 1942 - 1967 Ruby Doris Smith...

In Memoriam: Ralph Featherstone

Ralph Featherstone 1939-1970 Ralph Featherstone was born in Washington DC in...

In Memoriam: Prathia Hall

Prathia Hall 1940-2002 Prathia Hall was born and raised in Philadelphia,...

In Memoriam: Mendy Samstein

Mendy Samstein 1938-2007 Mendy Samstein was born and raised in New...

In Memoriam: Jimmy Travis

Jimmy Travis 1942-2009 Born and raised in Jackson, MS, Jimmy Travis...

In Memoriam: James Forman

James Forman 1928-2005 Born In Chicago in 1928 but raised by...

In Memoriam: Jack Minnis

Jack Minnis 1926-2005 Jack Minnis was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma in...

In Memoriam: Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn 1922-2010 Howard Zinn (August 24, 1922 – January 27,...

In Memoriam: Hellen O’Neal McCray

Hellen O'Neal McCray 1941-2010 Hellen O’Neal McCray, Freedom Rider, was...

In Memoriam: Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer 1917-1977 Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer was born in...

In Memoriam: Cordell Reagon

Cordell Reagon 1943-1996 Cordell Reagon was an American singer and activist....

In Memoriam: Charles Horwitz

Charles Horwitz 1935-2006 Jules Charles Horwitz was born in 1935, in...

In Memoriam: Amzie Moore

Amzie Moore 1911-1982 Amzie Moore was born in 1911 on Wilkin...

In Memoriam: Norma Becker

Norma Becker 1930-2006 Norma Becker was born in the Bronx, NY...

In Memoriam: John A. Wilson

John A. Wilson 1943-1993 John Augustus Wilson was born in Baltimore,...

In Memoriam: Frank Cieciorka

Frank Cieciorka 1939-2008 Frank Cieciorka was a noted graphic artist for...

In Memoriam: Eugene Willie Steptoe

Eugene Willie Steptoe 1907-1983 Eldridge Willie (E.W.) Steptoe was born in...

In Memoriam: Anne Braden

Anne Braden 1924-2006 Anne Braden, a white Southerner, was born and...

Reflections Over 60 Years

“Mr. Say ain’t nothing, Mr. Do’s the Man.” “It is...

In Memoriam: Robert C. Mants, Jr.

Robert C. Mants, Jr. The SNCC Legacy Project mourns the...

In Memoriam: Norris McNamara

Norris McNamara 1942 - 2020 SNCC Staff photographer Norris McNamara passed...

In Memoriam: Morris Lenwood Ruffin, Jr.

Morris Lenwood Ruffin, Jr. 1944 - 2021 Morris Ruffin, later known...

In Memoriam: Mattie Bivins

Mattie Bivins February 24, 1940 - October 25, 2018 On a...

In Memoriam: Matthew Jones

Matthew Jones For us in SNCC, Matt Jones: friend, comrade...

In Memoriam: Matt Herron

Matt Herron 3 August 1931 - August 7, 2020 Matthew...

In Memoriam: Marshall Jones

Marshall Jones January 6, 1938 - March 29, 2020 SNCC Freedom...

In Memoriam: Marion Barry

Marion Barry Marion Barry, SNCC’s first Chairman, died November 23,...

In Memoriam: Lawrence Guyot

Lawrence Guyot WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Lawrence Guyot, the scion of...

In Memoriam: Julius Lester

Julius Lester Julius Lester, SNCC photographer 1966-1968, died January 18,...

In Memoriam: Julian Bond

Julian Bond Julian Bond, Vice-Chair of the SNCC Legacy Project,...

In Memoriam: Joseph Charles Jones

Joseph Charles Jones August 23, 1937 – December 27, 2019 Charles...

In Memoriam: John M. O’Neal

John M. O'Neal Actor, playwright, director and cultural activist John...

In Memoriam: Joanne Gavin

Joanne Gavin 1932-2021 SNCC veteran Joanne Gavin died at home in...

In Memoriam: Jimmy Rogers

Jimmy Rogers 1937-2021 SNCC Veteran Jimmy Rogers passed away from Coronavirus...

In Memoriam: Jesse Lee Harris

Jesse Lee Harris SNCC veteran Jesse Lee Harris died January...

In Memoriam: Jean Wiley

Jean Wiley June 11, 1942 – December 9, 2019 The courage,...

In Memoriam: James O. Jones

James O. Jones 1943-2019 Former Director of the Arkansas SNCC Project...

In Memoriam: Ivanhoe Donaldson

Ivanhoe Donaldson 1941-2016 Ivanhoe Donaldson died April 3, 2016 in Washington,...

In Memoriam: Harriet Tanzman

Harriet Tanzman 1940-2020 Harriet Tanzman was born in Brooklyn, New York...

In Memoriam: Hardy Frye

Hardy Frye 1939-2021 Hardy Frye died at home in Berkeley,...

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson

Gloria Richardson Gloria Richardson passed away at her home in...

In Memoriam: George L. Greene

George L. Greene October 8, 1943 - October 24, 2018 A...

In Memoriam: Faye Bellamy

Faye Bellamy Faye Bellamy was born in May, 1938 in...

In Memoriam: Eric Jones

Eric Jones 1943-2020 Eric Jones passed away on Wednesday morning, January...

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Martinez

Elizabeth Martinez 1925-2021 Elizabeth "Betita" Martinez died June 29, 2021...

In Memoriam: Eddie Charles Brown, Jr.

Eddie Charles Brown, Jr. “His devotion, eloquence and generosity of...

In Memoriam: Dr. Gwendolyn M. Patton

Dr. Gwendolyn M. Patton Dr. Gwendolyn M. Patton died suddenly...

In Memoriam: Donald P. Stone

Donald P. Stone 1935 - September 13, 2019 We are saddened...

In Memoriam: Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017 Dick Gregory,...

In Memoriam: Debbie Amis Bell

Debbie Amis Bell 1940-2017 Debbie epitomized the word "activist." She was...

In Memoriam: Cornelius J. Jones

Cornelius J. Jones Cornelius J. Jones of Mendenhall, MS died...

In Memoriam: Connie Curry

Connie Curry 1933-2020 Connie Curry died June 20, 2020 in Atlanta,...

In Memoriam: Clifford A. Vaughs

Clifford A. Vaughs 1937-2016 Clifford A. Vaughs . . . civil...

In Memoriam: Charles McDew

Charles F. McDew June 1938 - April 3, 2018 Retired history...

In Memoriam: Betty Garman Robinson

Betty Garman Robinson January 8, 1939- October 11, 2020 Born in...