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By Cheryl Greenberg

Activists and historians replicate jointly at the civil rights flow and its meanings, and at the pupil Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's position in American history.

"The recollections and reflections voiced on the SNCC reunion remind us of the notable imaginative and prescient and brave commitment of the civil rights move of the Nineteen Sixties. Framed via Cheryl Greenberg's eloquent and probing advent, the SNCC veterans' reviews concerning the triumphs and boundaries in their move symbolize a massive contribution to the historic literature on race and gear in smooth America."--Raymond Arsenault, college of South Florida

On the party of the SNCC's twenty fifth anniversary, greater than 500 humans collected at Trinity collage in Connecticut to either rejoice and critique its accomplishments. greater than forty SNCC individuals inform their tales and ponder the contributions, limits and legacies of the move in A Circle of belief. conducting lively debate with every one different, with historians of the flow, and with modern political tradition extra largely, those former and perpetual activists communicate of their imaginative and prescient of a simply society and what nonetheless is still performed. With expanding racial rigidity and the ongoing debate over integration and separatism in the United States within the Nineties, the content material of this convention is extra suitable than ever.

Cheryl Lynn Greenberg starts off with an summary of SNCC and introduces every one of the chapters of oral historical past. individuals discover the origins of SNCC, its early adoption of nonviolent protest, its final renunciation of liberal integration and include of militant black radicalism, its refusal to repudiate far-left enterprises, and controversies over the roles of girls in SNCC and society at huge. the result's a considerate, relocating, occasionally acrimonious, occasionally celebratory account of 1 of the main major civil rights agencies and its successes and failures.

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