History of the SNCC
Legacy Project and the Duke University Collaboration
The King Institute has also hosted public seminars and lectures featuring Black intellectuals and key figures from the civil rights movement, including some former SNCC
I had elaborate schemes to go to the SNCC
office to volunteer.
Two of the best-known civil rights organizations practicing armed self-defense were the Deacons for Defense and Justice, which was formally incorporated in Louisiana in 1965 with the explicit purpose of providing armed protection for civil rights activists, and the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO) of Alabama, a SNCC
affiliate that renounced the national organization's nonviolent philosophy and helped inspire the formation of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in northern cities.
Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, Ella Baker, and the students of SNCC
1966 As director of SNCC
's NY office informs Farm Workers Association (later UFW) that SNCC
supports Delano grape strike.
When King, who's now in her 70s, became a communications officer for the SNCC
in Virginia in 1963 her job was persuading reluctant newspapers to report violence against blacks.
He turned out to be the SNCC
voting-rights organizer Bob Moses.
In early June 1964, SNCC
veterans began training volunteers who would live with black Mississippians while working on voter registration drives and teaching at freedom schools.
then sued the defendants in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.
The women's movement can be traced to a memo written at a SNCC
conference by Casey Hayden and Mary King, two white women who worked inside that mostly black organization, hut Barber suggests that the cool reception to the memo by black women in SNCC
shows that Hayden and King misunderstood what was happening.
In 1964 he led the SNCC
effort to enroll voters during the Mississippi Freedom Summer.