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, January 2, 2012

crmvet.org website - What's New!

28,776 different people visited the CRMVets website during December. On school days that's about 1500 per day (fewer when school is out of session, of course).  The website's annual statistics report for 2011 is now posted at:
http://www.crmvet.org/rpt1201.htm. The reports shows total usage stats for the year as reported by Google (270,570 different visitors in 2011, for example). It also report the most popular pages and sections.

Starting today, we've discontinued the Guestbook and are replacing it with a new Blog that can be found at: http://crmvet.org/wordpress/. We're just setting this up now and it needs to be tested. Please try it out and let me know if there are any problems.

New postings on the Civil Rights Movement Veterans website since our last update:

*Blog* http://crmvet.org/wordpress/

"Veterans Roll Call" (http://www.crmvet.org/vet/vethome.htm)

       George Blevins, CORE Freedom Rider 1961
       http://www.crmvet.org/vet/blevinsg.htm

       Ray E. Holmes, NAACP, CORE, 1960-64, Florida
       http://www.crmvet.org/vet/holmesr.htm

       Alan Reich, MFDP, COFO, 1965, Mississippi
       http://www.crmvet.org/vet/reicha.htm


"In Memory" (http://www.crmvet.org/mem/memhome.htm)

       Mimi Shaw Hayes
       http://www.crmvet.org/mem/hayesm.htm

       Bob Mants
       http://www.crmvet.org/mem/mantsb.htm

     
"The Freedom Movement" (http://www.crmvet.org/info/infohome.htm)

       "SCLC/SCOPE Project," by Maria Gitin (2011)
       http://www.crmvet.org/info/scope1.htm

     
"History & Timeline" (http://www.crmvet.org/tim/timhome.htm)

       "Alabama Attacks Black Leaders," (1960-1964)
       http://www.crmvet.org/tim/timhis60.htm#1960sullivan


"Letters From the Field" (http://www.crmvet.org/lets/letshome.htm)

       Letter From Jim Boebel (MS) 1964
       http://www.crmvet.org/lets/6405_boebel.pdf

       The School Boycott, Moultrie, GA. Herman Kitchen. 1965
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/kitchen.htm

       Position Paper: Funds-Sources & Staff Salaries. 1965?          
       Joanne Gavin (SNCC) [PDF]
       http://www.crmvet.org/lets/65_gavin_staff.pdf

       Gulfport, MS. Report & Analysis, Sam Walker [PDF] 1965
       http://www.crmvet.org/lets/65_gulfport_report.pdf

       Letter From Natchez, MS, Jim [lastname?] [PDF]  1965
       http://www.crmvet.org/lets/6507_natchez_letter.pdf

             
"Our Stories" (http://www.crmvet.org/nars/narshome.htm)

       Fannie Lou Hamer Interview: "Winona, Mississippi" [PDF]
       (Her description of 1963 Winona jail atrocity.)
       http://www.crmvet.org/nars/63_flh_winona.pdf

       "Bertie County, NC: Taking the 1700s into the 20th Century"
       Hunter Bear (John R. Salter). 2011.
       http://www.crmvet.org/nars/bertieco.htm

       "In the New York SNCC Office," Alan Reich 2011
       http://www.crmvet.org/nars/reich63.htm

       Peter Nemenyi Interview, 2000
       http://www.crmvet.org/nars/nemenyi.htm

     
"Movement Documents" (http://www.crmvet.org/docs/dochome.htm)

       "Heed Their Rising Voices," (SCLC)
       York Times ad of the "New York Times v Sullivan" case
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/60nyt_ad.htm

       "Memo on Organizing," Mike Miller. 1964 (SNCC) [PDF]
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/6410_sncc_miller.pdf

       SNCC Staff Retreat Minutes, November, 1964 [PDF]
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/6411_sncc_staff_min.pdf

       Gulfport MS, "Liberty Bell," 1965. (Local newsletter) [PDF]
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/65_gulfport_newsletter.pdf

       SNCC Executive Committee Minutes, April, 1965. [Large PDF]
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/6504_sncc_excom_min.pdf

       SNCC Alabama Staff Meeting Minutes, April, 1965. [Large PDF]
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/6504_sncc_al_staff_min.pdf

       "SCLC/SCOPE Orientation Brochure," 1965
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/scope1.htm

       List of SCOPE Volunteers, 1965 [PDF]
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/scopevols.pdf

       Program: Martin Luther King Funeral, 1968       [PDF]
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/68_mlk_funeral.pdf

       Alabama map, showing Black Belt counties. [PDF]
       http://www.crmvet.org/docs/al_blackbelt.pdf


"Our Thoughts" (http://www.crmvet.org/comm/commhome.htm)

       "Another Account of the Second Freedom Summer," Jo Freeman
       Review of "My Summer Vacation: 1965" (SCOPE)
       http://www.crmvet.org/comm/freeman2.htm

       "The Dark and Poor Must Join OWS!" Curtis Muhammad
       http://www.crmvet.org/comm/curtis4.htm


"Poetry" (http://www.crmvet.org/poetry/poemhome.htm)
(The Poetry section is one of the most-visited parts of the site.)

       Two new poems by Molly Watt
               "Captive"
               "Race Riff"
       http://www.crmvet.org/poetry/pmolly.htm


"Photo Album" (http://www.crmvet.org/images/imghome.htm)

       New collection: "We're Going to March in St. Augustine"
       http://www.crmvet.org/images/imgstaug.htm

     
"Web Links" (http://www.crmvet.org/crmlinks.htm)
Updated, revised, & expanded.


As always comments, suggestions, corrections, and submissions from Freedom Movement Veterans are welcome. Veterans of the Southern Freedom Movement who are listed on the website's Roll Call are encouraged to contribute to the website their stories, thoughts, documents, and memories & tributes of those who have passed on by emailing them to webmaster@crmvet.org.

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