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SNCC Anniversary Conferences and SLP Events

Videos from the 40th,
50th, and 60th Anniversary Conferences of The Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

50th-10 Moving On Mississippi - We Had to Be Strong. 80min.

First-hand accounts:
--Hollis Watkins (SNCC Field Secretary), one of the first two students to sit in and be arrested in McComb, Mississippi, a town that in the 1960s had more Klan bombings than any town in the state.
--Brenda Travis (Pike County Non-Violent Movement), also from McComb, a 17-year-old high school student who sat-in, was expelled from school, and served six months of a sentence that would have kept her incarcerated until she was 21 if she had not managed to flee.
--Rev. Willie Blue (SNCC Field Secretary), a 22-year-old Navy veteran who returned home to Tallahatchie County where Emmett Till was murdered, with "a serious bad attitude."
--The significance and impact of the MFDP forms an important part of the discussion.


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