Category Archives: SCLC

March Against Fear

June 1966: Meredith March Against Fear “The March Against Fear was a major 1966 demonstration in the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Activist James Meredith launched the event on June 6, 1966, intending to make a solitary walk from … Continue reading

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Half the Way with Mao Zedong

“The American left has never produced a group more self-critical than Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In the years since the organization’s 1969 collapse, its former members have produced an endless stream of mea culpas. Some of this has … Continue reading

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The Selfless Servant Leadership of the African-American Women of the Civil-Rights Movement

Diane Nash, right, represented the Southern Christian Leadership Conference at the White House in 1963. “During the civil-rights movement, African Americans led the fight to free this country from the vestiges of slavery and Jim Crow. Though they all too … Continue reading

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Kudzu, Mississippi’s Radical Underground Newspaper, 1968-1972

“‘Subterranean News from the Heart of Old Dixie,’ the radical counterculture newspaper published 1968-1972 in Jackson, Mississippi, presented by the Student News Project. The Kudzu was among the first underground papers published in the Deep South… in easily the last … Continue reading

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The Bobby Kennedy Pathway

Robert Kennedy campaigning in Philadelphia in 1968. “… But a half-century ago, a champion of civil rights offered a third approach: a liberalism without elitism and a populism without racism. In a remarkable 82-day campaign, Senator Robert F. Kennedy ran … Continue reading

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Memories of Mississippi – Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon outside a movement headquarters in Albany, Georgia, 1962 “It was the summer of 1962. I had just finished my third year at the University of Chicago. My 650cc Triumph motorcycle was damaged, leaving me grounded and bored. One … Continue reading

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“Even poverty is ancient history”: Resurrection City, 1968 By Jill Freedman

Demonstrators in the streets, Poor People’s Campaign, Washington D.C., 1968. “… I knew I had to shoot the Poor People’s Campaign when they murdered Martin Luther King Jr. I had to see what was happening, to record it and be part … Continue reading

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