KEY COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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"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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Monday, September 5, 2011

SFFS at SFSU




Business Building (facing the Quad behind HSS and between Science and Admin)
Room 138 --  6:10 to 9:50  -- Discussion then Movies are usually at 8 pm
 DROP INS WELCOME!

Textbook: Lessons from Freedom Summer

Wednesday August 31: Building the Foundations of the Movement
                        Movie:  10,000 Men Named George (or Miles of Smiles)
Readings:
o      Lessons From Freedom Summer – Chapters One and Two; including links to the 1964 Freedom School Curriculum cited within the chapter.

Wednesday September 7: Building the Foundations of the Movement
    Movie: With All Deliberate Speed
Readings: Lessons from Freedom Summer -  Chapter Three (CORE); including links to the 1964 Freedom School Curriculum cited within the chapter

Wednesday September 14:  Role of Education in Movement Building
                        Movie: You Got to Move
Readings: Lessons from Freedom Summer – Chapter Four (SCLC); including links to the 1964 Freedom School Curriculum cited within the chapter

Wednesday September 21: The Montgomery Bus Boycott   
GUEST SPEAKER:  BRUCE HARTFORD
                        Movie: Boycott

Wednesday September 28: ----  Sit Ins and the formation of SNCC   
GUEST SPEAKER:  PHIL HUTCHINGS FROM 7 PM TO 8 PM (OR LATER)
                        Movie FROM 6:30 TO 7 PM When We Were Warriors
Readings: Lessons from Freedom Summer -  Chapter Five (SNCC); including links to the 1964 Freedom School Curriculum cited within the chapter

Wednesday October 5:  Freedom Rides   
GUEST SPEAKER:  MIMI FEINGOLD REAL
                        Movie: excerpts from Eyes on the Prize
Readings: TBD

Wednesday October 12: The White Power Structure in Mississippi   
GUEST SPEAKER: WAZIR PEACOCK
                        Movie: Freedom Song
                        Readings: Lessons from Freedom Summer -  Chapter Six and Seven (The Challenge of Mississippi; including links to the 1964 Freedom School Curriculum cited within the chapter
                       
Wednesday October 19:  Freedom Summer – Mississippi 1960-63   
                        Movie: Freedom on My Mind
Readings: Lessons from Freedom Summer -  Chapters Eight and Nine; including links to the 1964 Freedom School Curriculum cited within the chapter

Wednesday October 26: Freedom Summer – Formation of the MFDP
GUEST SPEAKER:  CHUDE ALLEN and MIRIAM GLICKMAN 
                          Movie: Freedom on my Mind
Readings: Lessons from Freedom Summer -  Chapter Ten and Eleven; including links to the 1964 Freedom School Curriculum cited within the chapter
                         
Wednesday November 9: Selma to Montgomery   
GUEST SPEAKER:  JIMMY ROGERS
                        Movie: from Eyes on the Prize
Readings:

Wednesday November 16:  From Civil Rights to Black Power 
GUEST SPEAKER: TBD
                        Movie: Orangeburg Massacre
                        Readings: download selections from the Ilearn page

Wednesday November 23 – NO CLASS – Thanksgiving break

Wednesday November 30: From Civil Rights to Black Power   
Readings: download selections from the Ilearn page                                                           

Wednesday December 7: Reflections on Projects and the Course.

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