Movement History

In Memoriam: Colia Liddel Lafayette Clark

Colia Liddel Lafayette Clark 1940-2022 Clark was born in 1940 in...

In Memoriam: Sandra Casey Hayden

Sandra Casey Hayden 1937-2023 SNCC Veteran and Freedom Rider Sandra Casey...

In Memoriam: Staughton Lynd

Staughton Lynd 1930-2022 Staughton Lynd, historian, activist, Friend of SNCC and...

In Memoriam: Tina Smith

Tina Smith 1942-2022 The SNCC Legacy Project is sad to announce...

In Memoriam: Myrtle Glascoe

Myrtle Glascoe 1936-2019 Myrtle Glascoe was born in 1936 in Washington,...

In Memoriam: Rev. Willie Blue

Rev. Willie Blue 1939-2022 SNCC Veteran the Reverend Willie Blue died...

In Memoriam: Travis O. Britt

Travis O. Britt 1934-2014 Travis O. Britt was a twenty-seven year...

In Memoriam: Ralph Allen

Ralph Allen 1941-2005 Born in Melrose, Massachusetts and a Trinity College...

In Memoriam: Monroe Sharpe

Monroe Sharpe Monroe Sharpe was born in 1940 in Chicago. ...

In Memoriam: Willie Lee Squire

Willie Lee Squire 1941-1969 Willie Lee Squire was born in 1941...

In Memoriam: Ethel Minor

Ethel Minor 1938-2022 Raised in Chicago, Ethel Minor was working as...

In Memoriam: Jan Bailey

Jan Bailey 1942-2010 Jan Bailey was born in 1942 in Salisbury,...

In Memoriam: Jack Chatfield

Jack Chatfield 1942-2014 Born in 1942 in Baltimore, Jack Chatfield was...

In Memoriam: Carita Richardson

Carita Richardson 1935-2002 Carita Richardson was born in 1935 in Tarrytown,...

In Memoriam: George Ware

George Ware April 21, 1940 – October 5, 2012 In March...

In Memoriam: James Peacock

James Arthur Peacock 1935-1998 James Arthur Peacock was born in Tallahatchie...

In Memoriam: Willie McCray

Willie McCray 1942-2006 Willie Lawrence McCray was born in 1942 in...

In Memoriam: Annie Devine

Annie Bell Robinson Devine 1912-2000 Annie Devine was born in...

In Memoriam: Stokely Carmichael

Stokely Carmichael Born Stokely Carmichael in Trinidad, and later known...

In Memoriam: Ella Baker

Ella Baker 1903-1986 Ella Josephine Baker was born in 1903 in...

In Memoriam: Victoria Gray

Victoria Gray Adams 1926-2006 Born in 1926 in Palmer's Crossing,...

In Memoriam: Willie Peacock

Willie B. Wazir Peacock 1937-2016 Willie Wazir Peacock died in San...

In Memoriam: William Porter

William Porter William Porter, 76, son of the late John...

In Memoriam: William Hall

William (Bill) Hall 1936-2013 William “Winky” Hall grew up in...

In Memoriam: Unita Blackwell

Unita Blackwell Unita Blackwell, the sharecropper who later became the...

In Memoriam: Tamio Wakayama

Tamio Wakayama 1941-2018 SNCC Photographer Tamio Wakayama passed away on March...

In Memoriam: Silas Norman

Silas Norman SNCC Project Director in Alabama, passed on July...

In Memoriam: Mildred Forman

Mildred Forman 1934 – March 17, 2018 Mildred Forman Page passed...

In Memoriam: John Lewis

John Lewis 1940-2020 Congressman John Robert Lewis, who served as the...

In Memoriam: Jesse T. Morris

Jesse T. Morris 1941-2021 SNCC Veteran Jesse Morris passed away this...

In Memoriam: Cynthia Washington

Cynthia Washington February 22, 1942 - March 2, 2014 A native...

In Memoriam: Reverend Charles Sherrod

Rev. Charles Melvin Sherrod, Civil Rights Leader Who Brought...

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...