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The Activists’ Playbook: From SNCC to Selma to the New Civil Rights Movement

The panel will celebrate the launch of a multimedia website from the SNCC Legacy Project and Duke University, One Person, One Vote: The Legacy of SNCC and the Fight for Voting Rights, which details the work of the grassroots activists in Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia who paved the way for the seminal 1965 Voting Rights Act. The website, onevotesncc.org, will go live March 2, two days before the panel event.
Two Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activists, Charlie Cobb and Judy Richardson, will be on the panel to discuss the website, the legacy of SNCC’s work, and the ways in which they hope it will continue. Other panelists include social justice activist Cynthia Brown, along with youth activists from Durham.
This event takes place at a charged historical moment, when civil rights issues have once again ignited widespread protests across the country as well as here in Durham. We’re excited to have concerned citizens of all generations to come join the discussion of how the civil rights movements of the past can inform directed and purposeful political action today.
Sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University Libraries, Durham County Libraries, and DHRC@FHI. 


March 4, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Durham Country Libraries
Durham , NC United States + Google Map