The mission of the SNCC Legacy Project (SLP) is to preserve and extend the legacy of the freedom struggle, assuring that it is passed from generation to generation. To that end, SLP is partnering with Duke University Libraries and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke to create a pilot program focused on the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The project brings SNCC, standing for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, veterans to campus for extended periods to work alongside students, faculty, and archivists in establishing a new archive on the SNCC organizing efforts that led to the Voting Rights Act. The hope is to create a living freedom archive that can be publicly accessible through the web and include K–12 outreach.
One Person, One Vote is a collaboration between the SNCC Legacy Project and, at Duke University, the Duke University Libraries, John Hope Franklin Research Center, and Center for Documentary Studies, with support from the Forum for Scholars and Publics, Women’s Studies, Department of History, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Kenan Institute for Ethics, Office for Institutional Equity, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, and the Office of the Provost. Learn more.
SNCC Digital Gateway: Learn from the Past, Organize for the Future, Make Democracy Work (https://snccdigital.org) is the product of collaboration between the SNCC Legacy Project, Center for Documentary Studies, and Duke Libraries. Using documentary footage, audio recordings, photographs, and documents, the site portrays how SNCC organizers, alongside thousands of local Black residents, worked so that Black people could take control of their lives. It unveils the inner workings of SNCC as an organization, examining how it coordinated sit-ins and freedom schools, voter registration and economic cooperatives, anti-draft protests and international solidarity struggles. Learn more.