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Filmed panel discussions
|Additional Physical Format:||Videodisc (DVD) version:
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference. Volume 2, Early student movement philosophy and activism.
San Francisco, CA :
|Material Type:||Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Natalie Bullock Brown; Joseph Brandon Johnson; David Dennis; Joan T Mulholland; Johnny Parham; Muriel Tillinghast; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.). 50th Anniversary Conference; Ascension Productions,; SNCC Legacy Project, Inc,; California Newsreel (Firm)
|Language Note:||In English.|
|Credits:||Executive producer: SNCC Legacy Project, Inc. ; series editor: Joseph Brandon Johnson ; volume editor, Janet Gustafson.|
|Performer(s):||Moderator: Muriel Tillinghast (SNCC Field Secretary) ; panelists: David Dennis (Congress of Racial Equality aka CORE), Joan T. Mulholland (student, Tougaloo College), Johnny Parham (Atlanta Student Movement).|
|Target Audience:||For College; Adult audiences.|
|Description:||1 online resource (1 video file (53 min.)) : sound, color.|
|Series Title:||Black studies in video; SNCC legacy video, 2.|
|Other Titles:||Early student movement philosophy and activism|
|Responsibility:||producer, Natalie Bullock Brown/Ascension Productions.|
While deep dissatisfaction was a major factor mobilizing the young people who would engage in direct action protests, often the first steps into activism led to a greater-than-anticipated commitment. David Dennis who would later become CORE's Mississippi director recalls that on his first sit-in he thought police would give him the choice of leaving the restaurant. And he planned to leave when ordered. Instead, he was immediately arrested. Adult mentoring played a large role; adults who had long been struggling for change supported young activists and helped expand their view of the world. As one panelist puts it, "You don't pull commitment out of the air." Joseph McNeil, one of the four pioneering Greensboro students who sat-in February 1, 1960, is present. Responding from the floor to the question of why he sat in, McNeil says, reflecting the attitude of an entire generation of Black students, "I was angry at segregation, knew segregation was evil, knew if I had kids they would have to live under it, and being a crazy [Negro] was like a badge of honor."
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
- Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
- African Americans -- Civil rights -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
- Civil rights demonstrations -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
- Civil rights workers -- Southern States -- Biography.
- Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Youth -- Political activity -- United States.
- African Americans -- Civil rights.
- Civil rights demonstrations.
- Civil rights movements.
- Civil rights workers.
- Youth -- Political activity.
- Southern States.
- United States.