(the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee)
Author a Pathbreaking Feminist Manifesto, 1964-1965?
Civil Rights Movement Veterans
This website is created by Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement (1951-1968). It is where we tell it like it was, the way we lived it, the way we saw it, the way we still see it. With a few minor exceptions, everything on this site was written, created, or spoken by Movement activists who were direct participants in the events they chronicle.
We intend this site to be a non-commercial educational resource for students, academics, researchers, and people of all kinds who wish to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement from the point of view of those who were part of it, who passionately believed in it, and still do to this day.
Portions of the site that are particularly relevant to this document project include:
Mississippi Civil Rights Project (MCRP)
No part of the country was more resistant to the pursuit of racial equality than Mississippi. For decades, it fought bitterly to maintain white supremacy at all costs. Remarkably although the state was rife with violence and murder, Mississippi served as a platform for movement mobilization and participation. The "Mississippi Civil Rights Project" offers a basic, skeletal history of the struggle for freedom in each of Mississippi's 82 counties. Through historical narratives, documents and a set of oral histories, the site chronicles both the extraordinary efforts of local people who organized to combat the entrenched system of Jim Crow segregation, as well as the complex network of white resistance that tried to maintain it. This is an ongoing project so data and documents will be added as they become available. As the project develops, this site will enable teachers and students to expand these histories, through local research.
For the Waveland Conference, see "SNCC Retreat at Gulfside": http://mscivilrightsproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=253:sncc-retreat-at-gulfside&catid=268:event&Itemid=31
Fannie Lou Hamer: http://mscivilrightsproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=175:fannie-lou-hamer&catid=584:person&Itemid=57
A search for "Freedom Summer" on the home page of the MCRP site yields 51 results. The first is the "Freedom Summer Anniversary Special edition" of the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, published in 1984.
Other results include:
Freedom Schools of Sunflower-- http://mscivilrightsproject.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=178:freedom-schools-of-sunflower&catid=799:organization&Itemid=75
Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching
Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching is a teaching resource book that emphasizes the power of people through a diversity of stories, perspectives, essays, photographs, graphics, interviews, and interactive and interdisciplinary lessons.
This website provides more information about Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching and handouts for many of the lessons in the book. The website also offers many new lessons, news, and resources for teaching about the role of everyday people in the Civil Rights Movement.
Freedom Summer and the Meredith March in Madison Co.
COFO of Panola County (where Elaine Baker worked for COFO, helping organize a farm cooperative)
Freedom Schools in Neshoba County
Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary held June 25-29, 2014
Includes video uploads from Mississippi Public Broadcasting, August 2014. These include numerous interview clips of many Freedom Summer participants.
Remembering 'Freedom Summer,' the civil rights effort that changed America 50 years ago
A PBS report, 24 June 2014, by Lindsay Knecht
Civil Rights Digital Library (CRDL)
The struggle for racial equality in the 1950s and 1960s is among the most far-reaching social movements in the nation's history, and it represents a crucial step in the evolution of American democracy. The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale. The CRDL features a collection of unedited news film from the WSB (Atlanta) and WALB (Albany, Ga.) television archives held by the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia Libraries. The CRDL provides educator resources and contextual materials, including Freedom on Film, relating instructive stories and discussion questions from the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, and the New Georgia Encyclopedia, delivering engaging online articles and multimedia.
CRDL is a partnership among librarians, technologists, archivists, educators, scholars, academic publishers, and public broadcasters. The initiative receives support through a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The site has excellent search capabilities and one can look up individuals by name and also places and events of importance to the history of the Civil Rights Movement.
Frank Cieciorka's Self-Inscribed Eulogy
Bruce Anderson, "In Memoriam: Frank Cieciorka," 3 December 2008