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By Cheryl Greenberg

ISBN-10: 0813524768

ISBN-13: 9780813524764

ISBN-10: 0813524776

ISBN-13: 9780813524771

Activists and historians mirror jointly at the civil rights circulate and its meanings, and at the pupil Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's position in American history.

"The recollections and reflections voiced on the SNCC reunion remind us of the notable imaginative and prescient and brave commitment of the civil rights flow of the Sixties. Framed through Cheryl Greenberg's eloquent and probing advent, the SNCC veterans' reviews concerning the triumphs and barriers in their flow signify an immense contribution to the ancient literature on race and gear in sleek America."--Raymond Arsenault, college of South Florida

On the get together of the SNCC's twenty fifth anniversary, greater than 500 humans accrued at Trinity collage in Connecticut to either have a good time and critique its accomplishments. greater than forty SNCC participants inform their tales and examine the contributions, limits and legacies of the move in A Circle of belief. conducting lively debate with each one different, with historians of the circulate, and with modern political tradition extra extensively, those former and perpetual activists communicate of their imaginative and prescient of a simply society and what nonetheless continues to be performed. With expanding racial pressure and the ongoing debate over integration and separatism in the US within the Nineties, the content material of this convention is extra correct than ever.

Cheryl Lynn Greenberg starts with an summary of SNCC and introduces each one of the chapters of oral background. contributors discover the origins of SNCC, its early adoption of nonviolent protest, its final renunciation of liberal integration and include of militant black radicalism, its refusal to repudiate far-left firms, and controversies over the roles of girls in SNCC and society at huge. the result's a considerate, relocating, occasionally acrimonious, occasionally celebratory account of 1 of the main major civil rights enterprises and its successes and failures.

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