February 19, 2015

Dispatches from the Movement

by Dr. Simmons
»"From Little Memphis Girl to Mississippi Amazon": An excerpt from Hands on the Freedom Plow, which offers a window into the life of Dr. Simmons as a young woman in SNCC.

» "A Black Power Feminist Remembers Dr. King": Part memoir, part historical reflection, Dr. Simmons remembers the iconic leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

»Freedom Mosaic: A site providing striking archival photos of Dr. Simmons in action and the burned-out building in Laurel, Mississippi she mentions in the conversation.

by Rev. Johnson
» "The Freedom Riders of Today": The stories of young people today who are evolving the social justice movement in new ways.

» "We Are Creating a New River": A marvelous and deep conversation with Vincent Harding on the state of the "beloved community" today.

» "Our Collective Imprisonment and the Revolution of Love": A reflection on his commitment to love in the presence of injustice.

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is assistant professor of religion at the University of Florida. She is also a member of the National Council of Elders. Her account of her work as an activist in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is featured in the book, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC.

Lucas Johnson

is international coordinator of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and an ordained Baptist minister.