Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SNCC-50th Anniversary Includes Major Author Program


To commemorate the April, 1960 founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee at Shaw University, Raleigh, NC the Planning Committee is pleased to announce the SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina April 15-18, 2010


SNCC Authors:

1. Robert Zellner – Wrong Side of Murder Creek (2008)
2. Connie Curry – Silver Rights; Mississippi Harmony; Deep in our Hearts: Nine White Women in the Freedom Movement
3. John Lewis – Walking with the Wind
4. Lawrence Guyot and Jenice View – Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching
5. Elizabeth Martinez – Letters from Mississippi (reissued 2008)
6. D’Army Bailey - The Education of A Black Radical; A Southern Civil Rights Activist's Journey, 1959-1964
7. Michele D. Gibbs – Line of Sight (2004)
8. Guy and Candie Carawan – Sing for Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement Through its Songs (reissued 2008); and "Sing for Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through its Songs."
9. Robert P. Moses – Radical Equations Math Literacy and Civil Rights
10. Mary King – Freedom Song
11. Ekwueme Michael Thelwell – Ready for Revolution: The Life and Struggles of Stokely Carmichael (2003)
12. Cleve Sellers – River of No Return
13. Charles Cobb – On the Road to Freedom
14. Peter de Lissovoy - Randy Battle and the Great Pool Jump, and Other Stories of the Civil Rights Movement in Southwest Georgia (2010)
15. Danny Lyon – Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement (reissued 2010)

Books about SNCC:

1. Howard Zinn - SNCC The New Abolitionists In Memoriam
2. John Dittmer – Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi; The Good Doctors: The Medical Committee for Human Rights and the Struggle for Social Justice in Health Care
3. Charles Payne – I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle
4. Hasan Kwame Jeffries – Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama's Black Belt
5. Wesley Hogan – Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC's Dream for a New America
6. Barbara Ransby - Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision
7. Cynthia Fleming – Soon we will not cry: The Liberation of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson (1998)
8. Tracy Sugarman – We had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi (2009)
9. Peniel Joseph – Waiting ‘til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America; also, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama
10. Andrew B. Lewis – Shadows of Youth: The Remarkable Journey of the Civil Rights Generation (2009) (group biography of selected SNCC activists)
11. William Chafe – Civilities and Civil Rights: Greensboro NC and the Black Struggle for Freedom
12. Clayborne Carson – In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s
13. Todd Moye – Let the People Decide: Black Freedom and White Resistance Movements in Sunflower County, Mississippi 1945-1986; also, Freedom Flyers: The Tuskegee Airmen of WWII (2010).

All of these authors will be at the “Meet the Authors” program to talk, sign their books, and answer questions. Quail Ridge Books of Raleigh will be handling the sales of the books. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet all these authors who have written about SNCC in one place and to build and add to your personal book collection.

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