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The Struggle Continues: SNCC and the Black Freedom Struggle Today

Please join us for a conversation with three veterans of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as they discuss their work after SNCC and the southern freedom movement.

Charles Cobb, journalist (founder of National Association of Black Journalists) and author (This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible), Judy Richardson, filmmaker (Eyes on the Prize) and author (Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC) and Maria Varela, photographer, community organizer and MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellow, will reflect on how their experiences in SNCC impacted the choices they made with the rest of their lives. From opening the Drum and Spear bookstore and the Center for Black Education in Washington, D.C. to organizing with Latino and native resistance groups in the Southwest, the panel will look at how the worldview and approach they learned in SNCC infused itself into their later work and continues to do so today.

The discussion will be moderated by John Gartrell of the John Hope Franklin Research Center at Duke’s Rubenstein Library. There will be a light lunch served beginning at 11:45.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University Libraries, the Forum for Scholars and Publics, and the DHRC@FHI.

 

Details

Date:
September 29, 2016
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Venue

011 Old Chem