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Activism Project – Exploration On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I attended the film Freedom on My Mind at Rackham Auditorium with a classmate. The film focuses on southern issues in America in the 1960s and portrayed the difficult struggle black activists dealt with in order to overcome discrimination and their constitutional right to vote. Men and women, black and white, recalled the terrible racial discrimination in Mississippi in an interview style. Their memories helped to retell the story of the necessary courage and determination black activists possessed in order to gain their rights as citizens. The Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) played an important role in the civil rights movement. It was made up of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) all of whom made tremendous efforts in the battle for equality. The SNCC, made up of black and white activists, was one of the major groups in the south fighting for equality. They felt that the quickest and most efficient way to break the cast system was through the black vote; that is, if all citizens were allowed to vote. Their strategy was to pull the federal government into their fight.
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course WOMENSTD 240 taught by Professor Cortera during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.

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