Strong People: SNCC and the Southwest Georgia Movement

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

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Please join the SNCC Digital Gateway Project for a conversation with five veterans of the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia. In 1961, field secretaries from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) came to Albany, Georgia, to begin organizing around voting rights. Born and raised in Southwest Georgia, Janie Culbreth Rambeau, Annette Jones White, and Shirley Sherrod joined SNCC's work and helped build what became an ongoing, locally-sustained movement for justice. Together with northern SNCC field workers Faith Holsaert and Larry Rubin, these young activists played a critical role in SNCC's organizing efforts in the Southwest Georgia region. Participants in this panel will discuss their experiences in the Movement and reflect on what made the Movement in Southwest Georgia so strong. Charlie Cobb, a fellow SNCC organizer, will facilitate the conversation.

Many thanks to our co-sponsors: Duke University Libraries, North Carolina Central University, The Center for Documentary Studies, The John Hope Franklin Research Center, and The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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Event Location: 
North Carolina Central University, Elder Student Union, Room 101A