Papers, 1983.


Sinsheimer, Joseph Andrew, 1962-. Papers, 1983.

Papers, 1983.

Interview with Robert Parris Moses concerning the origin, participants, organization, and activities of the voter registration movement from 1962-1964 in Mississippi. Moses was an early member and leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and program director for the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO). Interview includes discussions about recruiting student workers from Stanford, Yale, and Harvard; opposition within SNCC to the Summer Project for voter registration; financial sources; conflicts between blacks and whites within SNCC; and possession of firearms. Among participants mentioned are Allard Lowenstein, David Harris, Howard Zinn, Bruce Payne, Medgar Evers, and Tim Jenkins.

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