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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.”
Original draft of SNCC’s March on Washington Speech. Delivered by SNCC’s Chairman, John Lewis, on August 28, 1963.
The pioneering activist and trailblazing photographer whose work helped propagate the “Black is Beautiful” movement of the 1960s, was born on January 1, 1938, to immigrants from Barbados who lived in Brooklyn, New York.
What some see as a solution, others see as a problem. This paradox is at the heart of many issues related to policing, community safety & criminal justice.
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 6 - Luncheon Keynote: Rev. James Lawson, "We Have Not Yet Arrived"
SNCC Legacy Project ally the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant
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.
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A discussion of the role of struggle in the...