March 9: “Our Stories, Your Legacy: A Dialogue with SNCC Veterans” Event

Lowndes County Voter Registration Table. Photograph copyright of Maria Varela.

Lowndes County Voter Registration Table. Photograph by Maria Varela.

The SNCC Digital Gateway at Duke University is hosting “Our Stories, Your Legacy,” a conversation with three veterans of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) who will discuss their work as activists and reflect on how telling the story of the civil rights movement has evolved over time. Charlie Cobb (journalist), Judy Richardson (filmmaker), and Maria Varela (photographer) will highlight how SNCC taught them the importance of capturing experiences in the moment. The panel will also discuss their current efforts towards storytelling SNCC’s history using archival material and comment on ways that modern activists can document their own work.

Our Stories, Your Legacy: A Dialogue with SNCC Veterans
March 9, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
Duke University, Smith Warehouse | Bay 4
114 S. Buchanan Blvd., Durham, North Carolina

The SNCC Digital Gateway is part of a partnership between the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University (the Center for Documentary Studies and Duke Libraries) that 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 intiative.

Event sponsors include Duke University’s John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Forum for Scholars and Publics, Center for Documentary Studies, History Department, Human Rights Center, and John Hope Franklin Research Center at the Rubenstein Library. 

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