Category Archives: SNCC

“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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Neshoba: The Price of Freedom

“Promoting the awareness of dangerous facts without editorializing becomes an aggressive political act in Neshoba: The Price of Freedom, co-directed by frequent collaborators Micki Dickoff and Tony Pagano. Excavating the onerous past of Philadelphia, Mississippi, the film is less about … Continue reading

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Leesburg Stockade

Photographer Danny Lyon was working with SNCC in Atlanta when he was sent to Americus to investigate rumors of the jailed girls from the city. “The Leesburg Stockade was an event in the civil rights movement in which a group … Continue reading

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Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power

Romare Bearden: Pittsburgh Memory, 1964, mixed media collage of printed papers and graphite on board, 8½ by 11¾ inches. “The show opens in 1963 at the height of the Civil Rights movement and its dreams of integration. In its wake … Continue reading

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SLATE

FSM leader Bettina Apthecker sits on the police car housing Jack Weinberg, October, 1964. Students surrounding the car prevented the police from taking Weinberg off campus. “SLATE, a pioneer organization of the New Left and precursor of the Free Speech … Continue reading

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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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