"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 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: 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: 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:


"Veterans Roll Call" (

       George Blevins, CORE Freedom Rider 1961

       Ray E. Holmes, NAACP, CORE, 1960-64, Florida

       Alan Reich, MFDP, COFO, 1965, Mississippi

"In Memory" (

       Mimi Shaw Hayes

       Bob Mants

"The Freedom Movement" (

       "SCLC/SCOPE Project," by Maria Gitin (2011)

"History & Timeline" (

       "Alabama Attacks Black Leaders," (1960-1964)

"Letters From the Field" (

       Letter From Jim Boebel (MS) 1964

       The School Boycott, Moultrie, GA. Herman Kitchen. 1965

       Position Paper: Funds-Sources & Staff Salaries. 1965?          
       Joanne Gavin (SNCC) [PDF]

       Gulfport, MS. Report & Analysis, Sam Walker [PDF] 1965

       Letter From Natchez, MS, Jim [lastname?] [PDF]  1965

"Our Stories" (

       Fannie Lou Hamer Interview: "Winona, Mississippi" [PDF]
       (Her description of 1963 Winona jail atrocity.)

       "Bertie County, NC: Taking the 1700s into the 20th Century"
       Hunter Bear (John R. Salter). 2011.

       "In the New York SNCC Office," Alan Reich 2011

       Peter Nemenyi Interview, 2000

"Movement Documents" (

       "Heed Their Rising Voices," (SCLC)
       York Times ad of the "New York Times v Sullivan" case

       "Memo on Organizing," Mike Miller. 1964 (SNCC) [PDF]

       SNCC Staff Retreat Minutes, November, 1964 [PDF]

       Gulfport MS, "Liberty Bell," 1965. (Local newsletter) [PDF]

       SNCC Executive Committee Minutes, April, 1965. [Large PDF]

       SNCC Alabama Staff Meeting Minutes, April, 1965. [Large PDF]

       "SCLC/SCOPE Orientation Brochure," 1965

       List of SCOPE Volunteers, 1965 [PDF]

       Program: Martin Luther King Funeral, 1968       [PDF]

       Alabama map, showing Black Belt counties. [PDF]

"Our Thoughts" (

       "Another Account of the Second Freedom Summer," Jo Freeman
       Review of "My Summer Vacation: 1965" (SCOPE)

       "The Dark and Poor Must Join OWS!" Curtis Muhammad

"Poetry" (
(The Poetry section is one of the most-visited parts of the site.)

       Two new poems by Molly Watt
               "Race Riff"

"Photo Album" (

       New collection: "We're Going to March in St. Augustine"

"Web Links" (
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

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