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“Everything We Have Someone Had to Die For.”

Everything We Have Someone Had to Die For.

“Music is a motivation and organizing tool.” – Bettie Mae Fikes

"Music is a motivation and organizing tool.” – Bettie Mae...

“My spirit speaks in songs and moans.” – Bettie Mae Fikes

“My spirit speaks in songs and moans.” – Bettie Mae...

1st Principles of Organizing

14 LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIZING ...

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.

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.

Bernice Johnson Reagon

"Black American Culture is participatory. And you don't buy...

Black Power Chronicles (BPC) – 2020

Black Power Chronicles, funded by Humanities DC and Black...

Black Voter Suppression

Reading Introduction: A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE HISTORY AND LEGACY...

Bridging The Movement: Charlie Cobb & Monifa Bandele

Charlie Cobb and Monifa Bandele Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7:00pm-7:30pm Charles...

Bridging The Movement: Dr. Judy Richardson and Darrien Johnson

Dr. Judy Richardson and Darrien Johnson Thursday, September 23, 2021,...

Bridging The Movement: Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons with K. Agbebiyi, Da’Shaun Harrison

Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons with K. Agbebiyi, Da'Shaun Harrison Thursday, September...

Bridging The Movement: Jennifer Lawson & Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson

Jennifer Lawson & Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson Thursday, September 30, 2021,...

BYP100 Annual Conference – 2019

The SLP participated in a strategic planning with the...

Collaboration with Duke University – 2013 to Present

The SNCC Legacy Project is collaborating with the John...

Constitutional Law At The Center: The Perennial Struggle Black Voting Rights

1. THE 3/5TH COMPROMISE What it means The Three-Fifths Compromise refers...

Documenting the SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference & Reunion – 2010

The SNCC Legacy Project produced the 38 DVDs that...

Drum & Spear Bookstore and Press

Welcome To Drum & Spear "I was hired by Joe...

Education

4 LESSONS LEARNED FROM EDUCATION Just as reading and...

Electoral Politics

5 LESSONS LEARNED FROM ELECTORAL POLITICS Politics is the...

Fannie Lou Hamer: Testimony to Credentials Committee, DNC 1964

  Fannie Lou Hamer, 1964 Democratic National Convention Atlantic City, NJ The National...

Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary, Jackson, MS – 2014

Working in collaboration with the MS NAACP, Tougaloo College...

Freedom Summer 50th Conference

The year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of 1964...

Hands on the Freedom Plow

Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women...

Healing

by Jonathan Lykes Founder & Executive Director, Liberation House

Human & Civil Rights

6 LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FIGHT FOR HUMAN AND...

In Memoriam: Amzie Moore

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

In Memoriam: Anne Braden

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

In Memoriam: Annie Devine

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

In Memoriam: Avon Rollins

Avon Rollins The passing of our brother, Avon Rollins (on...

In Memoriam: Betty Garman Robinson

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

In Memoriam: Carita Richardson

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

In Memoriam: Charles Horwitz

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

In Memoriam: Charles McDew

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

In Memoriam: Clifford A. Vaughs

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

In Memoriam: Connie Curry

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

In Memoriam: Cordell Reagon

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

In Memoriam: Cornelius J. Jones

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

In Memoriam: Curtis Muhammad

Curtis Muhammad 1943-2022 The SNCC Legacy Project pays tribute to SNCC...

In Memoriam: Cynthia Washington

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

In Memoriam: Debbie Amis Bell

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

In Memoriam: Dick Gregory

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

In Memoriam: Donald P. Stone

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

In Memoriam: Dr. Doris Adelaide Derby

Dr. Doris Adelaide Derby 1939- 2022 The SNCC Legacy Project is...

In Memoriam: Dr. Gwendolyn M. Patton

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

In Memoriam: Eddie Charles Brown, Jr.

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

In Memoriam: Elizabeth Martinez

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

In Memoriam: Ella Baker

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

In Memoriam: Eric Jones

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

In Memoriam: Ethel Minor

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

In Memoriam: Eugene Willie Steptoe

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

In Memoriam: Fannie Lou Hamer

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

In Memoriam: Faye Bellamy

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

In Memoriam: Frank Cieciorka

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

In Memoriam: George L. Greene

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

In Memoriam: George Ware

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

In Memoriam: Gloria Richardson

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

In Memoriam: Hardy Frye

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

In Memoriam: Harriet Tanzman

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

In Memoriam: Hellen O’Neal McCray

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

In Memoriam: Howard Zinn

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

In Memoriam: Ivanhoe Donaldson

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

In Memoriam: Jack Chatfield

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

In Memoriam: Jack Minnis

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

In Memoriam: James Forman

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

In Memoriam: James O. Jones

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

In Memoriam: James Peacock

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

In Memoriam: Jan Bailey

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

In Memoriam: Jean Wiley

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

In Memoriam: Jesse Lee Harris

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

In Memoriam: Jesse T. Morris

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

In Memoriam: Jimmy Rogers

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

In Memoriam: Jimmy Travis

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

In Memoriam: Joanne Gavin

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

In Memoriam: John A. Wilson

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

In Memoriam: John Lewis

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

In Memoriam: John M. O’Neal

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

In Memoriam: Joseph Charles Jones

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

In Memoriam: Julian Bond

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

In Memoriam: Julius Lester

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

In Memoriam: Lawrence Guyot

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

In Memoriam: Marion Barry

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

In Memoriam: Marshall Jones

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

In Memoriam: Matt Herron

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

In Memoriam: Matthew Jones

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

In Memoriam: Mattie Bivins

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

In Memoriam: Mendy Samstein

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

In Memoriam: Mildred Forman

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

In Memoriam: Monroe Sharpe

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

In Memoriam: Morris Lenwood Ruffin, Jr.

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

In Memoriam: Norma Becker

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

In Memoriam: Norris McNamara

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

In Memoriam: Prathia Hall

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

In Memoriam: Ralph Allen

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

In Memoriam: Ralph Featherstone

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

In Memoriam: Reverend Charles Sherrod

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

In Memoriam: Robert “Bob” Parris Moses

Robert "Bob" Parris Moses 1935 - 2021 The SNCC Legacy Project...

In Memoriam: Robert C. Mants, Jr.

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

In Memoriam: Ruby Doris Smith Robinson

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

In Memoriam: Sam Block

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

In Memoriam: Sam Shirah

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

In Memoriam: Samuel Leamon Younge Jr.

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

In Memoriam: Silas Norman

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

In Memoriam: Stanley Wise

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

In Memoriam: Stokely Carmichael

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

In Memoriam: Tamio Wakayama

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

In Memoriam: Travis O. Britt

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

In Memoriam: Unita Blackwell

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

In Memoriam: Victoria Gray

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

In Memoriam: Walter “Billy” Stafford

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

In Memoriam: William Hall

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

In Memoriam: William Porter

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

In Memoriam: Willie Lee Squire

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

In Memoriam: Willie McCray

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

In Memoriam: Willie Peacock

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

Inter-generational Discussions – 2021

INTRA- AND INTER-GENERATIONAL DISCUSSIONS April – June 2021 A series of...

Legacy Speaks: Mrs. Victoria Jackson Gray

A statement from Victoria Jackson Gray, Mississippi Freedom Democratic...

Meet the Authors

Meet the Authors: A Legacy of Excellence in SNCC...

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.

Music of the Movement

“Music is A Motivator and Organizing Tool.” - Chuck Neblett Freedom...

New Communities

Navigating the Winds of Change The mission of New Communities...

Outsinging Trouble

The Black community’s rich cultural traditions sustained movement activists...

Preserving Our History: What to do With Your Freedom Movement Papers

The SNCC Legacy Project and the Civil Rights Movement...

Reflections Over 60 Years

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

Smithsonian’s NMAAHC – 2013 – 2017

Save Our African American Treasures: A National Collections Initiative...

SNCC 40th Anniversary – Vol. 01 – Remembrance of Ms. Ella Baker

Remembrance of Ms. Ella Baker by Connie Curry. Various...

SNCC 40th Anniversary – Vol. 02 – Remembrance of Ms. Ella Baker

Remembrance of Ms. Ella Baker by Casey Hayden, Judy...

SNCC 40th Anniversary – Vol. 03 – Questions from the remembrance of Ms. Ella Baker

Workshop discussing SNCC’s evolution by Muriel Tillinghast, Bob Zellner...

SNCC 40th Anniversary – Workshop discussing strategies and tactics of organizing

Workshop discussing strategies and tactics of organizing with speakers...

SNCC 50th Anniversary – Vol. 02 – Early Student Movement Philosophy & Activism

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 2 - Early Student Movement...

SNCC 50th Anniversary – Vol. 03 – From Student Activists to Field Organizers

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 3 - From Student Activists...

SNCC 50th Anniversary – Vol. 04 – SNCC Builds An Organization

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 4 - SNCC Builds An...

SNCC 50th Anniversary – Vol. 01 – Opening Plenary

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 1 - Opening Plenary FEATURED SPEAKERS Chuck...

SNCC 60th Anniversary – The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP)

The organizing strategies used by the Black community in...

SNCC 60th Anniversary Conference – 2021

The SNCC 60th Anniversary Conference was a multi-generational event...

SNCC Legacy Project Digital Movement Platform (SLP DMP) – 2022

The SNCC Legacy Project (SLP) Digital Movement Platform (DMP)...

SNCC Legacy Project Website

  The SNCC Legacy Project (SLP) website was created in...

SNCC Student Voice

Documenting The Movement: Voter Suppression, Aggression & Determined Resistance Through...

SNCC: The Importance of its Work, the Value of its Legacy

SNCC Staff singing a Freedom Song in SNCC’s National office (Atlanta,1963). They are wearing coats because there was no heat. L-R: Mike Sayer, MacArthur Cotton, James Forman, Rick Manning, Marion Barry, Lester McKinnie, Mike Thelwell, Lawrence Guyot, Eric Jones, John Lewis (behind Jones), Julian Bond (far right rear with cigarette), Judy Richardson, Jean Wheeler. [Photo: Danny Lyon]

SNCC: What We Did

“Strong people don’t need strong leaders,” Ella Baker told...

SONG (Southerners on New Ground) – 2017

SONG invited SLP Board members to assist in their...

Taking Our Power Back: Voting Down the Ballot

Taking Our Power Back: Voting Down the Ballot September 16,...

Teacher Institutes (2017-2018, 2021)

Three teacher training institutes were held in collaboration with...

The Algebra Project

In this interview from 2012, Bob explains the importance...

The Artist As Activist

On Friday, October 15, 2022, from 3:50pm -5:00pm at...

The Freedom Schools Movement

The Freedom Schools Movement As planning for the 1964 Mississippi...

The New Georgia Project: Our Georgia

The New Georgia Project led by SNCC Friend and...

The SNCC Narrative

SNCC EARLY HISTORY SNCC was founded in April 1960 by...

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

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

The Way to Freedom: Selma and the Making of a Movement

The National Park Service (NPS) is streaming a 23-minute...

The Young People’s Project (YPP)

  A Day in the Life of a YPP Math...

Veteran Voices

A SALUTE TO PAST GENERATIONS AND THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF...

Voter Suppression

Voter suppression was spark that ignited Ocoee Massacre. A...

Voting Rights Act: Beyond the Headlines

Reading Introduction: A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE HISTORY AND LEGACY...

What to Say to You Now

by Ms. Sonia Sanchez Poet, Activist, Leader, and Scholar