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‘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.

“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...

“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.”

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.

2023 Accomplishments & 2024 Vision

The accompanying document details the various SLP 2023 accomplishments and its work plans for 2024.

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...

Bettie Mae Fikes, SNCC Veteran & Member of the Freedom Singers, attends 2024 State of the Union Address

In 2023, Fikes joined President Biden to commemorate the 58th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama. This year’s State of the Union Address falls on the 59th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

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,...

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.

BYP100 Annual Conference – 2019

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

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.

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.

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.

Collaboration with Duke University – 2013 to Present

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

Congressman John Lewis: “Stand Up and Make Some Noise”

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 28 - Luncheon Keynote: Congressman...

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

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

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.

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.

Documenting the SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference & Reunion – 2010

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

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.

Dorie Ladner: Eyes Always On the Prize

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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

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.

Human & Civil Rights

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

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.

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.

In Memoriam: Amanda Bowens Perdew

Amanda Bowens Perdew 1945-2006 Amanda Bowens, who grew up in Americus,...

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: Benjamin S. Grinage

Benjamin S. Grinage 1932-1987 Born in Kentucky and raised in Ohio,...

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: Carl Imiola Young

Carl Imiola Young 1942 - 2008 Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in...

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: Charles Scattergood

Charles Scattergood 1942-1999 Charles E. Scattergood was born in Boothbay Harbor,...

In Memoriam: Clifford A. Vaughs

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

In Memoriam: Colia Liddel Lafayette Clark

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

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 Jelinek

Donald Jelinek 1934-2016 Donald Jelinek was a lawyer who defended civil...

In Memoriam: Donald P. Stone

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

In Memoriam: Dorie Ladner

Dorie's sister Joyce: “She will always be my big sister who fought tenaciously for the underdog and the dispossessed. She leaves a profound legacy of service.”

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: Frank Holloway

Frank Holloway 1939-2018 Frank Holloway, born and raised in Atlanta, GA,...

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: Gwendolyn Greene Britt

Gwendolyn Greene Britt 1941-2008 Gwendolyn Greene was born and raised 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: Hilda Wilson

Hilda Wilson 1910-1975 Hilda C. Wilson was born in Jacksonville, Florida...

In Memoriam: Howard Himmelbaum

Howard Himmelbaum 1940-2012 Howard Himmelbaum was born in 1940 in Brooklyn,...

In Memoriam: Howard Zinn

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

In Memoriam: Hunter Morey

Hunter Morey 1940-1999 Born in Illinois, Hunter Morey was a civil...

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: Jane Stembridge

Jane Stembridge 1936-2021 Born in Georgia, Jane Stembridge was SNCC's first...

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: John W. Perdew

John W. Perdew 1941-2014 Born in Denver, John Perdew dropped out...

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: June E. Johnson

June E. Johnson 1947-2007 June E. Johnson was born in Greenwood,...

In Memoriam: Larry Mamiya

Larry Mamiya 1942-2019 SNCC Veteran Lawrence Hiroshi Mamiya, 76, Professor Emeritus...

In Memoriam: Lawrence Guyot

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

In Memoriam: Len Holt

Len Holt 1928 - 2016 Born in 1928 in Tuscumbia, Alabama,...

In Memoriam: Lorne Cress Love

Lorne Cress Love 1934-2023 Born Lorne Katharine Cress in Chicago in...

In Memoriam: Lucille Perlman

Lucille Perlman As remembered by Bill Perlman January 15, 2016 Sadly, my...

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: Myrtle Glascoe

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

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: Paul Brooks

Paul Brooks 1939-1989 Paul E. Brooks was born in 1939 in...

In Memoriam: Philip Davis

Philip Davis 1939-1970 Philip C. Davis was born and raised...

In Memoriam: Prathia Hall

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

In Memoriam: Rafael Bentham

Rafael Bentham Rafael Bentham, born in 1945 and raised in...

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: Randy Battle

Randy Battle 1941-2009 Randy Battle was born and raised in Albany,...

In Memoriam: Rev. Willie Blue

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

In Memoriam: Reverend Charles Sherrod

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

In Memoriam: Robert “Bob” Cableton

Robert "Bob" Cableton 1938-2007 Bob Cableton, born in 1938 in Arkansas...

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: Robert Weil

Robert Weil 1940-2014 Robert Weil was born in Evanston, IL in...

In Memoriam: Ruby Doris Smith Robinson

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

In Memoriam: Ruth Buffington Hansen

Ruth Buffington Hansen 1943 - 2009 Ruth Buffington was a high...

In Memoriam: Salynn McCollum

Salynn McCollum 1940-2014 Born in 1940 in Oklahoma. While a college...

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: Sandra Casey Hayden

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

In Memoriam: Scott B. Smith, Jr.

Scott B. Smith, Jr. Born in 1934 in Chicago, Scott...

In Memoriam: Sheila K. Michaels

Sheila K. Michaels 1939-2017 Born and raised in St.. Louis, in 1959...

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: Staughton Lynd

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

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: Tina Smith

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

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 “Bill” Ware

William "Bill" Ware Bill Ware was born in Natchez, MS...

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...