Tag Archives: Freedom Summer

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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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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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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Nina Simone – “Mississippi Goddam” (1964)

“Racial discrimination is a problem of the present. With the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump filling our tv screens and newspapers with racist remarks and comments, and as police violence towards black people keeps on claiming lives, Nina Simone’s outrage … Continue reading

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Fannie Lou Hamer

“Fannie Lou Hamer (/ˈheɪmər/; born Fannie Lou Townsend; October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977) was an American voting rights activist, a leader in the Civil Rights Movement, and philanthropist who worked primarily in Mississippi. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi‘s … Continue reading

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