"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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Friday, June 3, 2011

New Postings on website!!!

"History & Timeline" (

       "MFDP Congressional Challenge"

       Revised & expanded "FBI's COINTELPRO Targets the Movement"

"The Movement" (

       "Freedom Rides" New South, July-Aug, 1961

        "Travel Notes From a Deep South Tourist," Frank Holloway, 1961

         "The Freedom Ride," Leslie W. Dunbar, 1961

         "World Press Views Freedom Rides and U.S." 1961

       "The Free Southern Theater: An Evaluation," Tom Dent, 1966 {PDF]

       "Albany, Georgia," Vincent Harding/Staughton Lynd. , 1963 [PDF]

       "The Meaning of Birmingham," Bayard Rustin. , 1963

       "Meaning of the March on Washington," Bayard Rustin. , 1963

       "Memphis is Also America," Pat Watters. Nation, 1968

       "Guilty Bystanders," (Birmingham Church Bombing) James Farmer. , 1963

"Movement Documents" (

       The New Virginia, newsletter of Virginia Students Civil Rights Committee [PDF]

       MS Freedom Primer #2 The Freedom Vote & the Right to Vote [PDF]

       MS Freedom Primer #3 The Right to Vote; the Congressional Challenge [PDF]

       Grenada County Political Handbook (Freedom Information Service) [PDF]

As always comments, suggestions, corrections, and submissions from Freedom Movement Veterans are welcome. Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement are encouraged to contribute to the website their stories, thoughts, documents, and memories and tributes of those who have passed on by emailing them to

Bruce Hartford
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