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Sncc Fiftieth Anniversary Conference

Synopsis
This 38 volume DVD set is a video recording of the 50+ hours of plenary sessions, panel discussions and cultural programmes that took place at the 50th anniversary conference in 2010 of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organisation which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA. The SNCC became a proving ground for many of the ideas and leaders who galvanized African Americans over the next half-century. Hundreds of SNCC veterans and supporters attended the conference and amongst those giving presentations were U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Cong. John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Danny Glover, Bernice Johnson Reagan and many others involved in the movement.

SNCC’s history of sit-ins, freedom rides, and protests of segregation in public spaces is well documented. But most of SNCC’s story is not known, thus an important component of the 50th anniversary conference was to begin the job of telling the full story of the organisation. This DVD collection is unique not only in its comprehensiveness, but also because it features an unprecedented number of SNCC veterans publicly examining their Movement experiences. Many of these veterans are not usually encountered in the Civil Rights Movement canon.
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2010
Documentation
For further details of the individual sessions see http://www.newsreel.org/video/SNCC-50TH-ANNIVERSARY
Subjects
History; Politics & government
Keywords
civil rights movements; oral history; student movements; United States of America; Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$499.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
3120 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

California Newsreel

Email
contact@newsreel.org
Web
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Phone
+1 877 811 7495
Fax
+1 802 846 1850
Address
Order Dept
PO Box 2284
South Burlington
VT 05407-2284
USA
Notes
California Newsreel produces and distributes documentaries on social justice issues. The range of films promotes the advancement of racial justice and diversity, the study of African American life and history as well as African culture and politics. A recently added thematic focus is the global economy, with an emphasis on the international division of labour.

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