Partnering Institutions

Civil Rights Movement Veterans website

A website created by the Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement as a non-commercial educational resource for students, academics, researchers, and people of all kinds who wish to learn more about the Civil Rights Movement from the point of view of those who were a part of it. The heart and soul of the website is emphasizing the central role played by ordinary people transforming their lives through extraordinary courage. The site features documents, photographs, and remembrances written, created, or spoken by movement activists who were direct participants in the events they chronicle.

Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. By drawing direct connections to real world issues, Teaching for Change encourages teachers and students to question and re-think the world inside and outside their classrooms, build a more equitable, multicultural society, and become active global citizens.

Wisconsin Historical Society

The Wisconsin Historical Society, founded in 1846, cares for more than four million publications and 150,000 cubic feet of manuscripts on the nation’s history. During the 1960s, the Society aggressively collected material on the Civil Rights Movement as events were unfolding, and even sent staff throughout the South to gather manuscripts from local activists and SNCC field secretaries. Its civil rights manuscripts fill more than 1,000 boxes; 40,000 pages of these have been mounted online at wisconsinhistory.org/freedomsummer.

Trinity College

On April 14-16, 1988, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, hosted a conference titled “We shall not be moved: the life and times of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, 1960-1966.” The conference featured notable guests and speakers who were closely tied to the SNCC. The entire program was recorded on 10  videocassettes and recently digitized for the One Person, One Vote project.

University of Southern Mississippi

The McCain Library & Archives The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Libraries preserves and makes accessible for public research over 100 collections related to the Civil Rights Movement – especially regarding Mississippi. USM actively collects archival material for this subject area and regularly adds images to its online digital collections (see http://lib.usm.edu/spcol.html). USM is also listed with other repositories for “What to do With Your Freedom Movement Papers” on both the SNCC Legacy Project and the Civil Rights Movement Veterans websites. For additional information, contact: Steve Haller, Curator of Historical Manuscripts and Archives, 118 College Dr. #5148, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 (Email: Stephen.haller@usm.edu; Phone: 601-261-4117).