"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Women and SNCC-- new book

Book Reading and Celebration of "Hands on the Freedom Plow"

Come Join the Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement at USF on Saturday November 6th when they will host a coming-out book party for the long  awaited "Hands on the Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC."

Every aspect of SNCC's history is represented in this anthology of the  writings of 52 of the SNCC women who worked on the front lines of the  Southern Freedom Struggle. They are northern and southern, young and  old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina; and their stories are  powerful testimonies to the intensity of the struggle for social change.

For more information about "Hands on the Freedom Plow"

Please pick up a copy of this book at your favorite independent  bookstore, and ask them to stock it. You will not be able to purchase it  at this event, but you will be able to have yours signed by the four  contributors who live in the Bay Area and by special guest Faith  Holsaert, one of the six editors, all SNCC women, who have labored for  15 years to get this book published.

Join us in celebration.

November 6, 2010
1pm to 5pm
University of San Francisco (USF)
Lone Mountain campus, Room: LM 100

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