March 4: “The Activist’s Playbook” Panel and Launch Celebration for the “One Person, One Vote” Website

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) helped organize a voter registration project in Lowndes County, Alabama, where black voters formed their own party and voted in their own primary; Lowndes County, Alabama,  May 3, 1966. Photograph by Maria Varela, 3910713 Take Stock.

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) helped organize a voter registration project in Lowndes County, Alabama, where black voters formed their own party and voted in their own primary; Lowndes County, Alabama, May 3, 1966. Photograph by Maria Varela, 3910713 Take Stock.

An event at the Durham County Public Library commemorates next month’s 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma, Alabama; presents a panel discussion, “The Activist’s Playbook: From SNCC to Selma to the New Civil Rights Movement”; and celebrates the launch of a new multimedia website from the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University—One Person, One Vote: The Legacy of SNCC and the Fight for Voting RightsCDS director Wesley Hogan will moderate a discussion with panelists Charlie Cobb and Judy Richardson, SNCC veterans and Visiting Activist Scholars in the SNCC-Duke initiative; Cynthia Brown, a local activist and civil rights scholar; and local youth activists. The One Person, One Vote website tells the story of how SNCC’s commitment to community organizing forged a movement for voting rights made up of thousands of local people.

The SNCC Legacy Project–Duke University partnership was formed to chronicle the historic struggles for voting rights and to develop ongoing programs that contribute to a more civil and inclusive democracy. Click here and here to read more about the overall initiative, and here to watch an overview video. Bookmark onevotesncc.org!

This event is cosponsored by Duke University Libraries and the Center for Documentary Studies.

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