Many Minds, One Heart SNCC's Dream for a New America

ISBN-10: 0807859591
ISBN-13: 9780807859599
Edition: 2009
Authors: Wesley C. Hogan
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List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

How did the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee break open the caste system in the American South between 1960 and 1965? In this innovative study, Wesley Hogan explores what SNCC accomplished and, more important,howit fostered significant social change in such a short time. She offers new insights into the internal dynamics of SNCC as well as the workings of the larger civil rights and Black Power movement of which it was a part.As Hogan chronicles, the members of SNCC created some of the civil rights movement's boldest experiments in freedom, including the sit-ins of 1960, the rejuvenated Freedom Rides of 1961, and grassroots democracy projects in Georgia and Mississippi. She highlights several key players--including Charles Sherrod, Bob Moses, and Fannie Lou Hamer--as innovators of grassroots activism and democratic practice.Breaking new ground, Hogan shows how SNCC laid the foundation for the emergence of the New Left and created new definitions of political leadership during the civil rights and Vietnam eras. She traces the ways other social movements--such as Black Power, women's liberation, and the antiwar movement--adapted practices developed within SNCC to apply to their particular causes.Many Minds, One Heartultimately reframes the movement and asks us to look anew at where America stands on justice and equality today.

Wesley C. Hogan is assistant professor of history and codirector of the Institute for the Study of Race Relations at Virginia State University.

Abbreviations
Introduction
A Movement Education
The Nonviolent Anvil
Come Get My Mattress and I'll Keep My Soul: Freedom Riding
The Inner Life of Recruiting
How Democracy Travels
Bridges to the North
Testing the Southern Blueprint
SNCC Teaches SDS How to Act
Delta Civics: Fashioning a New America
The Core Struggle
The High Summer of Transformation
Movement Ecology
Contact with Power: Atlantic City
Desperate Initiatives: Waveland
Vertigo
Not Quite There: The Search for Enduring Ground
Conclusion: Freedom as an Inside Job
After word: Beyond Sacred Ground
We'll Never Turn Back: Freedom Songs
Affidavits
The Other Sacred Ground
Incidents of Violence against Voter Registration Activities in Mississippi, 1964
James Forman's Speech at Waveland, November 1964
Suggested Structures for SNCC, November 1964
Structure Debate at Waveland
SNCC as the Borning Struggle
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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