Civil Rights Movement Veterans
The Civil Rights Movement Veterans website website focuses on the Southern Freedom Movement, including the work of CORE, NAACP, SCLC, SNCC, SCEF, SSOC, Delta Ministry, Deacons for Defense, and local Movement organizations.
This is one of the best online resources on the Southern Freedom Movement and Civil Rights Movement.
From the website’s introduction:
Our purpose is to make sure that there is at least one place where the Movement story is told by those who actually lived it. We want to set the record straight. Without the courage, determination, and activity of hundreds of thousands of men and women of all ages in cities, towns, and hamlets across the South (and the nation) there would have been no Civil Rights Movement, no famous leaders, no court rulings, no new laws, and no change.
In addition to documenting the Southern Freedom Movement by telling it like it was and testifying to what we did and what it meant to us, this website is also a place to begin renewing the ties that once bound us together in a beloved community, a place for finding lost friends, and a tool for helping fellow veterans in need. And it is a living memorial for our fallen comrades.
Location: National, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi
Grade Level: 10-12
Time Period: 1950 -19741975-1999