1h 35min | English | 13 May 2019
Mr. Cobb joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1962 and worked as a field secretary in Southern Mississippi until 1967. He was a prominent organizer during the Mississippi voter registration project and an architect of the Freedom Schools for the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project in 1964. Mr. Cobb discusses his influences growing up, how and why he decided to enter the Southern freedom movement, organizing in rural Mississippi, his experience co-managing the campaign of Julian Bond for the Georgia legislature in 1965 and his impressions of Mr. Bond.
An interview with Charlie Cobb for the Julian Bond Oral History Project, sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University. The project documents the professional rise of Julian Bond from his early years in the Atlanta student movement, his work as a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and his rise to national prominence by 1968. Conducted by Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government and Project Director, in Washington, D.C. on April 8th, 2019
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Project Director: Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University Research and Technical Support: Gracie Brett, Lianna Bright, Audra Gale and Colleen Vivaldi