Category: Excerpts

In Memory, SNCC Veteran Charles Sherrod

On October 11, 2022, Charles Sherrod (January 2, 1937–October 11, 2022), field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and leader of SNCC’s Southwest Georgia Project in Albany, Georgia, passed away. We share these excerpts that feature Sherrod's dedication to the civil rights struggle.
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Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary |

Howard Zinn’s Southern Diary: Excerpts

The University of Georgia Press has published Howard Zinn's Southern Diary: Sit-Ins, Civil Rights, and Black Women's Student Activism by Robert Cohen with a foreword by Alice Walker. The book includes diary entries from Howard Zinn’s time teaching at Spelman College (1956-1963). Historian Robert Cohen offers a substantial overview of Zinn’s role at Spelman and other archival documents.
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Staughton Lynd speaks with Freedom School teachers in Ohio. Photo: Herbert Randall. |

Staughton Lynd — “Long Distance Runner for Justice”

Nov. 22 marks the birthday of Staughton Lynd, longtime friend of Howard Zinn. They both taught at Spelman College and can be described as long-distance runners for justice. "I have admired [Lynd] enormously ever since I first met him,” Zinn wrote shortly before his death, because he is an “exemplar of strength and gentleness in the quest for a better world." Read more about Lynd in this tribute by Andy Piascik.
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Check out the Howard Zinn Digital Collection to search Zinn’s bibliography by books, articles, audio, video, and more.
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