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|Additional Physical Format:||Videodisc (DVD) version:
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference. Volume 6, Luncheon keynote: Rev. James Lawson, "We have not yet arrived".
San Francisco, CA : California Newsreel, 2011
|Material Type:||Clipart/images/graphics, Videorecording|
|Document Type:||Visual material, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Natalie Bullock Brown; Joseph Brandon Johnson; James M Lawson; Charles McDew; Angella Dunston; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.). 50th Anniversary Conference; SNCC Legacy Project, Inc,; Ascension Productions,; California Newsreel (Firm)
|Language Note:||This edition in English.|
|Credits:||Executive producer: SNCC Legacy Project, Inc. ; series editor: Joseph Brandon Johnson.|
|Performer(s):||Featured speaker, Rev. James Lawson ; moderator, Chuck McDew ; introductions, Angella Dunston, Chuck McDew.|
|Target Audience:||For College; Adult audiences.|
|Description:||1 online resource (1 video file (41 min.)) : sound, color.|
|Details:||Streaming video file.|
|Series Title:||SNCC legacy video, 6.|
|Other Titles:||Luncheon keynote :|
|Responsibility:||producer, Natalie Bullock Brown/Ascension Productions.|
Volume 6: At SNCC's founding conference in 1960 it was James Lawson who captured the political imagination of the students. Years before the 1960 gathering, Lawson was imprisoned for 14 months because of his conscientious objection to the Korean War. In 1958 Lawson became the second black student admitted to the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Soon he began mentoring a group of students in nearby HBCUs. These students launched a movement in Nashville that was arguably the most disciplined and committed to non-violence in the South; and it produced some of SNCC's most notable figures: Diane Nash, John Lewis, Bernard Lafayette, James Bevel, and Marion Barry. Fifty years later, Rev. Lawson demonstrates that he has lost none of his fire, describing "plantation capitalism" as "the root cause of our problems." He denounces a nearly one trillion dollar military budget existing "for the sole purpose of protecting U.S. capital" and argues that Barack Obama's election does not mean that justice has arrived. "The power and energy of the 1960s movement is needed for the 21st century," he argues. In this address Lawson outlines his belief in the continuing value and necessity of non-violent struggle for social change and justice.
- 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 workers -- Southern States -- Biography.
- Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- Youth -- Political activity -- United States.
- African Americans -- Civil rights.
- Civil rights movements.
- Civil rights workers.
- Youth -- Political activity.
- Southern States.
- United States.