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A White Woman Fighting for African American Civil Rights.

Mary King, former communications coordinator for the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the height of the Civil Rights movement. Her new book, Freedom Song, recounts these years and reflects on the significance of the era. (Rebroadcast. Original broadcast July 29, 1987.)


A White Woman Fighting for African American Civil Rights

Mary King served as the communications coordinator for SNCC during the Civil Rights Movement. Her new book, Freedom Song, talks about her experiences in that organization, including how its race and gender dynamics played out compared to other activist organizations.


Keeping Black Stories Alive

John O'Neal cofounded the Free Southern Theater, a company closely aligned with the black civil rights movement. Louise Anderson is a prominent African American storyteller. They are both featured in the National Festival of Black Storytellers at Philadelphia's Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum.


Photographer and Filmmaker Danny Lyon

As a member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Lyon documented many of the violent clashes between polices and protestors during the civil rights era. He continues to produce politically-charged photos and movies today.

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