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1 hr 15 min   |   English   |  13 Sep 2019

Margaret Herring grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C. and went to Jackson, Mississippi in 1964 after hearing Fannie Lou Hamer speak at the Democratic Convention. Ms. Herring discusses her personal and family background, how she came into the civil rights movement, her work with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF) in the 1960s, her landmark lawsuit, along with Al McSurely, against Senator John McClellan (D-Ark.) and her impressions of Julian Bond.

Julian Bond Oral History Project: Margaret Herring
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An interview with Margaret Herring for the Julian Bond Oral History Project, sponsored by the School of Public Affairs at American University. Conducted in Washington, D.C. by Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government at American University. This project documents the rise of Julian Bond from his early years in the Atlanta student movement to becoming a founding member and later communications director of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to his rise to national prominence by 1968.

This video is for educational purposes only. Copyright restrictions may apply.


Project Director: Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, American University.


Research and Technical Support: Cayla Fox, Liz Groux, Jessica Merriman.

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