How and Why Did Women in SNCC
(the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee)
Author a Pathbreaking Feminist Manifesto, 1964-1965?

Abstract

        This document project examines the origins and authorship of the 1964 SNCC memo, "women in the movement," placing that manifesto within the broader historical context of evolving gender and race relations in SNCC during Freedom Summer. Drawing on an array of hitherto unexamined documents, this project follows the experiences of Elaine DeLott Baker and other women activists who worked out of Jackson, Mississippi and addresses the broader significance and impact of the memo.

            
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