50th Anniversary of SNCC in Raleigh

Published on 12 October 2010 by in America in the King Years, General

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SNCC Conference – Patrick Jones

On April 15-18, I spent four glorious days at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina with members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. There were nonstop songs, memories, speeches, workshops, arguments, and panel discussions amid copious hugs and laughter. More than a thousand grizzled veterans of the civil rights movement attended. Many introduced their children and grandchildren. The conference received a good bit of news coverage but deserved far more. In their youth, SNCC workers spearheaded lasting historical change from the sit-ins and Freedom Rides through the black power movement.

Here are some links, beginning with lush photographs by Patrick Jones:

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