Art & Culture in the Movement — A Roundtable Discussion

The SNCC Legacy Project is hosting an in-person and livestreamed roundtable conversation on Art & Culture in the Movement with Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veterans and humanities scholars on Friday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET.

Art and culture were central to how SNCC engaged with communities during the Civil Rights Movement. SNCC hired and trained photographers; gave cameras to local people; and used community-based collaboration to create film strips and other visual materials as educational tools. But nothing was more important than the singing and movement culture at the heart of mass meetings, marches, and every other aspect of the movement. Join SNCC veterans Charles E. Cobb Jr. and Jennifer Lawson, and humanities scholars Wesley Hogan and Joshua Myers, to learn more about the impact of art and culture in the Movement.

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No registration needed for in-person attendance.

Generously supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, this roundtable conversation is part of a two-day community gathering at North Carolina Central University, the inaugural event of the SNCC and Grassroots Organizing: Building A More Perfect Union discussion series. The series focuses on SNCC’s grassroots community organizing and its relevance to ongoing efforts to build a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society. At its core, SNCC helped community members feel empowered to make choices and act on the issues that most impacted their lives and their communities.

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