Category Archives: SNCC

October 1963: “Freedom Day” in Selma

“Freedom Day” in Selma, October 1963. Blacks line up at the courthouse to apply to register to vote. “The line of men and women stretched from the registrar’s office in the Dallas County courthouse down its steps into the street, … Continue reading

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Nancy Kurshan

Nancy Kurshan and Anita Hoffman, W.I.T.C.H. “Nancy Sarah Kurshan (born February 4, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY) is an American activist, raised as a ‘red diaper baby‘, and best known for being a founder of the Youth International Party (whose members … Continue reading

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The Fire Next Time – James Baldwin (1963)

“The Fire Next Time is a 1963 book by James Baldwin. It contains two essays: ‘My Dungeon Shook — Letter to my Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation,’ and ‘Down At The Cross — Letter from a Region … Continue reading

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Dick Gregory

“Richard Claxton ‘Dick’ Gregory (born October 12, 1932) is an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist and occasional actor. … Active in the Civil Rights Movement, on October 7, 1963, Gregory came to Selma, Alabama, … Continue reading

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“I Have a Dream” – Martin Luther King Jr. – August 28, 1963

“‘I Have a Dream’ is a public speech delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he calls for an end to racism … Continue reading

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Jack Newfield

“Jack Abraham Newfield (February 18, 1938 – December 21, 2004) was an American muckraking journalist, columnist, author, documentary filmmaker, activist, and fierce champion of underdogs. Newfield wrote for the Village Voice, New York Daily News, New York Post, New York Sun, … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Power of the Vietnam Protest, 1965-1975 by Tom Hayden

“The era of protest against Vietnam – 1965-75 – was unique as the emergence of a nationwide peace movement on a scale not seen before in American history. There were previous war resisters, for example, the Society of Friends, the … Continue reading

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