Mar 01, 2012 - Sale 2271

Sale 2271 - Lot 277

Price Realized: $ 5,040
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
STUDENT NON-VIOLENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE (CIVIL RIGHTS.)--SNCC. MCDEW, CHARLES. Archive of material collected by this chairman of SNCC, from 1961 to 1964. Includes a typed personal narrative, with photographs, personal correspondence, news clippings and SNCC documents, etc. should be seen. Vp, 1961-64

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Chalres McDew was born in Massillion, Ohio, on 23rd June, 1938. He is still active in education, labor organizing and politics. In his own words: "My career as an activist began while I was a freshman at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg, South Carolina. I was elected as student leader by my fellow demonstrators in the sit-in movement. Influenced by Rabbi Hillel's dictum, 'If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?' I participated in the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1960. I was elected as Chairman of SNCC in 1961 and served in that capacity until 1964. Under my leadership, SNCC expanded its community organizing activities, penetrating into those parts of the South deemed too dangerous for organizers by traditional civil rights programs.