Arsnick: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas

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University of Arkansas Press, Jan 1, 2012 - Political Science - 321 pages
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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) arrived in Arkansas in October 1962 at the request of the Arkansas Council on Human Relations, the state affiliate of the Southern Regional Council. SNCC efforts began with Bill Hansen, a young white Ohioan--already an early veteran of the civil rights movement--who traveled to Little Rock in the early sixties to help stimulate student sit-in movements promoting desegregation. Thanks in large part to SNCC's bold initiatives, most of Little Rock's public and private facilities were desegregated by 1963, and in the years that followed many more SNCC volunteers rushed to the state to set up projects across the Arkansas Delta to help empower local people to take a stand against racial discrimination. In the five short years before it disbanded, the SNCC's Arkansas Project played a pivotal part in transforming the state, yet this fascinating branch of the national organization has barely garnered a footnote in the history of the civil rights movement. This collection serves as a corrective by bringing articles on SNCC's activities in Arkansas together for the first time, by providing powerful firsthand testimonies, and by collecting key historical documents from SNCC's role in the region's emergence from the slough of southern injustice.
 

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Contents

Little Rock Lupper
3
Coordinating Committee in Arkansas 19621967
23
DirectAction Protest in Pine Bluff 1963
35
Black Power in SNCCs Arkansas Project
69
Arkansas Daze
87
Excerpts from an Interview with Jim Jones
101
Arkansas Roots and Consciousness
107
Maeby Civil Rights
115
The Civil Rights Movement in Pine Bluff
166
Up Against the Obstacles 1960
177
Students Attacked with Ammonia
186
Annual Report 1964
194
Hansen Resigns SNCC Post Says Negroes Should Lead
202
Ozell Sutton v Capitol Club Inc 1965
210
Letter to Collin Minert from James O Jones 1965
216
Letter to Dear Friend from Jim Jones 1965
224

Excerpts from an Interview with Bob Cableton
126
Lessons from SNCCArkansas 1965
132
An Email Interview with Tim Janke
139
An Interview with Gertrude Jackson
155
Letter from Rev Benjamin S Grinage to John A Hannah
232
Black PowerAnother Definition 1966
240
Exworkers for SNCC Tell Why Group Faded in State
247
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Jennifer Jensen Wallach is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Texas and the author of Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact: Memoir, Memory, and Jim Crow and Richard Wright: From Black Boy to World Citizen.

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