Special Events Dept. records, 1964-1968.


Special Events Dept. records, 1964-1968.

The series consists of records of the Special Events Dept. of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee from 1964-1968. Includes correspondence of directors Courtland Cox and Cleveland Sellers, memoranda, and reports relating to special events such as a Canadian tour in 1966 and the traveling photo show. The series also includes correspondence relating to Stokely Carmichael's speaking engagements (1965-1967) and applications for the Freedom Train (1963).

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SNAC Resource ID: 7403505

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Carmichael, Stokely, 1941-1998

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Stokely Carmichael was born in Trinidad and moved to New York City with his family in 1952. In 1964 he graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in Philosophy; the same year he became a field secretary of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In 1966 he was elected chairman of SNCC....

Sellers, Cleveland, 1944-.....

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The son of Cleveland and Pauline Taggart Sellers, Cleveland L. Sellers, Jr. was born in 1944 in Denmark, S.C., where his father was a businessman and his mother worked as a teacher at the South Carolina Area Trade School. Sellers attended local schools and started a student chapter of the NAACP. He attended Howard University and worked with the Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in various civil rights causes around the south and was elected Program Secretary in 1965. In 1967, whi...

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.). Atlanta Office.

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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was created in 1960 at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Its purpose was to coordinate the student protest movement. SNCC led voter registration drives in Mississippi and other southern states, held civil rights demonstrations advocating social integration, and sponsored the Freedom Summer of 1964 in Mississippi. The Special Events Dept. was previously known as the Program Dept. Courtland Cox was the first di...

Cox, Courtland.

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