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SNCC’s Soul Sisters: Respectability and the Style Politics of the Civil Rights Movement

Tanisha C. Ford

in Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the importance of dress for student activists in the first half of the black student movement in the early 1960s. It explores how and why women activists in the Student ... More


The Evolution of Movement Schools

Russell Rickford

in We Are an African People: Independent Education, Black Power, and the Radical Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199861477
eISBN:
9780190455637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199861477.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of “movement schools,” or educational institutions that arose in the context of twentieth-century African-American mass movements. Established in the period between ... More


Marion King: November 1962, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0023
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on September 12, 1932, in Valdosta, Georgia, Marion King graduated from Spelman College and Mercer University Law School. Marion’s husband, Slater King Sr., was one of the pivotal leaders in the ... More


Grassroots Organizing in Mississippi That Changed National Politics

Wesley Hogan

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the meaning of organizing and how grassroots organizing in Mississippi changed politics at the national level. It stresses the need for a greater focus on the history of ... More


Shock Therapy, Round One

Joseph R. Fitzgerald

in The Struggle Is Eternal: Gloria Richardson and Black Liberation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176499
eISBN:
9780813176529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176499.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

Commencing in early 1962, the Cambridge movement took shape with the aid of college students from beyond Maryland’s Eastern Shore who belonged to the bourgeoning student movement of the early 1960s. ... More


From Civil Rights to Anti-Apartheid

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter covers the activities of three youth-based activist movements: the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Student Organization for Black Unity (SOBU), and the Free South ... More


Ella Baker: December 1963, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Conference, Washington, D.C.

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0030
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on December 13, 1903, in Norfolk, Virginia and raised in Littleton, North Carolina, Ella Baker was dubbed “the greatest organizer the civil rights movement ever knew.” Baker began working for ... More


“What That Meant to Me”: SNCC Women, the 1964 Guinea Trip, and Black Internationalism

Julia Erin Wood

in To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042317
eISBN:
9780252051166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042317.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In September 1964 a group of eleven Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activists traveled to Guinea for a three-week visit. For the women on the trip--Prathia Hall, Fannie Lou Hamer, ... More


Armed Resistance and the Mississippi Movement

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes some of the struggles faced by the Mississippi freedom movement. As the stronghold of southern white supremacy, Mississippi became the nightmare of many civil rights activists. ... More


So That None Shall Be Afraid: Establishing and Building the Student Interracial Ministry, 1960–1961

David P. Cline

in From Reconciliation to Revolution: How the Student Interracial Ministry Took Up the Cause of Civil Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630434
eISBN:
9781469630458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630434.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers the pilot project summer of the Student Interracial Ministry and the seven students (three white males, one white female, and three black males) who worked in the south during the ... More


Casey Hayden: August 1960, National Student Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0016
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on October 31, 1937, in Victoria, Texas, Sandra Cason Hayden was exposed to student racial politics when she entered the University of Texas as a junior in 1957. Hayden became involved with the ... More


Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Laura Visser-Maessen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of ... More


Movement Activism and the Post–Civil Rights Generation

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter offers an overview of youth-based activism. It pays attention to four theoretical concerns: the political status of black youth in the post-civil rights era, the significance of movement ... More


1964: Confrontations

Chris Myers Asch

in The Senator and the Sharecropper: The Freedom Struggles of James O. Eastland and Fannie Lou Hamer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872024
eISBN:
9781469603537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878057_asch.12
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the time when Sunflower County became the focal point of national attention and civil rights agitation. At the same time, Fannie Lou Hamer lived in a rented three-room white ... More


Free-Riders and Freedom Riders

Francesca Polletta

in Inventing the Ties That Bind: Imagined Relationships in Moral and Political Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226734170
eISBN:
9780226734347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734347.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

Social movement scholars have argued that solidary ties help to overcome the famous free-rider dilemma, the fact that it is irrational to participate even when one has stakes in the movement’s ... More


Jail-No-Bail!

Zoe A. Colley

in Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042411
eISBN:
9780813043050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042411.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 examines the 1960 sit-in movement and the increasingly determined efforts of white authorities to suppress protests via mass arrest. During this period, student protesters developed an ... More


Vietnam and Civil Rights: The Great Diversion, 1965

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 focuses on the simultaneity of the Johnson administration's escalation of the war in Vietnam and passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act, marking the end of de jure segregation. While the ... More


Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Daniel S. Lucks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the neglected stories of the 1960s is the impact of the Vietnam War on the civil rights movement. The war divided African Americans more than any previous issue in American history. The ... More


Katie Louchheim: November 17, 1961, National Council of Negro Women, Washington, D.C.

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0021
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in New York City in 1903, Kathleen Scofield Louchheim was a talented poet and Democratic activist. Louchheim became a delegate from Washington D.C. to the Democratic National Convention in 1948 ... More


Black Power and White Fear

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the introduction of the slogan “Black Power” by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) chairman Stokely Carmichael in a march as a response to the shooting of ... More


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