Cleveland Sellers Interview, Denmark, South Carolina, 7/29/1995

Type 
Interview
Year 
1995
Creator(s) 
Charles Marsh (interviewer)
Cleveland Sellers (interviewee)
Date 
Sat, 07/29/1995
Medium 
Tape Recorded, then Transcribed
Doc # 
7INT16
Abstract 

In this interview, civil rights activist Cleveland Sellers looks back on the formative years of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), as well as various important facets of the Civil Rights Movement. Sellers discusses his years in Mississippi during the 1960s and the emotionally consuming Freedom Summer in 1964. He goes on to discusses his entanglements with the law and other struggles the SNCC members faced, as well as the SNCC's eventual breakdown. He brings up the role of Martin Luther King, Jr. as a source of mobilization for the black community. In addition, Sellers notes the crucial role of women in SNCC. He also discusses the underlying spirituality that motivated the struggle for Black Power as black Christians sought to expand their faith through the movement.

Additional information 

Document Description: 21 page typewritten document; located in the PLT Archive folder "Cleveland Sellers 7/29/1995".

Rights 
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