SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 16 - Political Impact of SNCC 1964 to 1984
FEATURED SPEAKERS Ivanhoe Donaldson (SNCC Field Secretary) Courtland Cox (SNCC Program Secretary) Julian Bond (SNCC Communications Director)
SNCC's impact on elections across the nation is still little known, but the changes unfolding in the South helped accelerate an emerging black electoral surge in America. Ivanhoe Donaldson explains how Julian Bond's successful campaign for a seat in the Georgia state legislature resulted in a call for assistance from Richard Hatcher who would win his campaign to become Mayor of Gary, Indiana. Courtland Cox uses the "regime change" resulting from SNCC's work in Lowndes County, Alabama as a case study. The development and impact of "popular material" like comic books created, as Julian Bond put it, "new ways to talk to people" about political participation.
Executive Producer: SNCC Legacy Project, Inc., Documentary Sub-Committee, Karen Spellman, Courtland Cox, Sharlene Kranz, Jennifer Lawson Gittens, Judy Richardson, Joyce Ladner, Charlie Cobb Producer: Natalie Bullock Brown/Ascension Productions Series Editor: Joseph Brandon Johnson Volume Editor: Darrell Pryor