Conference on the Deep South: Ways and Means to Integration. Friday - Saturday, April 13 - 14, 1962.
Conference on the Deep South: Ways and Means to Integration. Friday - Saturday, April 13 - 14, 1962.
Conference on the Deep South: Ways and Means to Integration. Friday - Saturday, April 13 - 14, 1962.
[Civil Rights].

Conference on the Deep South: Ways and Means to Integration. Friday - Saturday, April 13 - 14, 1962.

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Birmingham: The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, 1962. 21.5 x 14 cm. Bifolium, [4]pp of text. White paper printed in black. Minor, faint staining to last page; slight edgewear. Very Good+.

Program for a conference sponsored by the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Conference Educational Fund. The official theme of the conference was "Religion and the Struggle for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties," with the bulk of the conference devoted to all-day workshops on Saturday that addressed voter registration, effecting changes in the courts regarding integration, and increasing media visibility, establishing civil liberties and rights to speak, and "activating the convinced and influencing the unconvinced" to get involved.

The still-young SNCC had just begun organizing its voter registration campaign at the time, but its leadership played a major role at the conference, with Bob Moses and Charles Jones speaking alongside Myles Horton (misspelled "Miles" here) and Hosea Williams at the workshop on voter registration, Ruby Doris Smith and William Hansen contributing to the workshop on law, James Foreman chairing the workshop on increased involvement, and Ella Baker speaking on civil liberties. Other speakers at the conference included Fred Shuttlesworth, D'Army Bailey, Henry Thomas, Carl Braden, Gould Maynard, Len Holt, Ezekiel Bell, and C. Herbert Oliver, among many other leaders and activists in the Civil Rights Movement.

A scarce, early SNCC piece, with only one institutional holding located in OCLC, at the University of Alabama.


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