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PROJECT DIRECTOR: Dr. Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University

RESEARCH AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT: Gracie Brett, Lianna Bright, Audra Gale, and Colleen Vivaldi

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT: Cameron Burns, Andrew Eversden, Kevin Alexander Gray, and Lawrence Holman

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DOROTHY ZELLNER

1h 18min   |   English   |  15 May 2019

Ms. Zellner discusses her influences growing up, her educational background, her decision to move South and join the Southern freedom movement, going to work for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), how SNCC worked with the news media, the relationship of SNCC to the federal government her experience during Freedom Summer and her relationship with and impressions of Julian Bond.

An interview with Dorothy Zellner 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 and his rise to national prominence. Conducted by Gregg Ivers in New York City on September 28th, 2018. Ms. Zellner worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) from 1963-1967. She worked closely in the national office in Atlanta with Julian Bond before becoming a recruiter and coordinator for SNCC on college campuses in the Northeast. Ms. Zellner later worked in the Greenwood, Mississippi office during Freedom Summer, doing communications and administrative work.

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Project Director: Gregg Ivers Research and Technical Support: Gracie Brett, Lianna Bright, Audra Gale and Colleen Vivaldi