SNCC: The New Abolitionists influenced a generation of activists struggling for civil rights and seeking to learn from the successes and failures of those who built the fantastically influential Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. It is considered an indispensable study of the organization, of the 1960s, and of the process of social change. Includes a new introduction by the author. [Publisher’s description.]

Published by Beacon Press, 1964; South End Press, 2002; Haymarket Books, 2013.



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Table of Contents

1. The New Abolitionists • p. 1
2. Out of the Sit-ins • p. 16
3. The Freedom Rides • p. 40
4. Mississippi I: McComb • p. 62
5. Mississippi II: Greenwood • p. 79
6. Mississippi III: Hattiesburg • p. 102
7. Southwest Georgia: The Outsider as Insider • p. 123
8. Alabama: Freedom Day in Selma • p. 147
9. The White Man in the Movement • p. 167
10. “I Want To Know: Which Side Is the Federal Government On?” • p. 190
11. The Revolution Beyond Race • p. 216
Index • p. 42

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