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The Story of Greenwood, Mississippi

Various Artists
The Story of Greenwood, Mississippi

The Student Non-Violent Coordination Committee (SNCC) was an organization based in Greenwood, Mississippi that fought for voter registration rights for African-American citizens. Powered by the relentless and courageous efforts of young activists, SNCC assembled more than 80,000 Blacks to vote in the Freedom Ballot campaign of 1963. SNCC organized the campaign in order to allow African-American voters to participate in an election process from which they had long been forced out, and to allow them to support a candidate of their choice. This recording, narrated by SNCC co-founder Bob Moses, is a compilation of testimonies highlighting the struggle endured by African-Americans in SNCC during this time. Voter Cleveland Jordan explains the intent of those involved perfectly when he says, "We don’t mean to fight and we don’t mean to run. We just mean to go to the polls and get our freedom."


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Track Listing

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This Little Light of Mine, Song: / Precher and Congregation: Church n/a 2:51
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I'm a Citizen of Greenwood--" / This is Clarence Jordan n/a 3:57
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Mass Meetings: Preacher and Congregation / The Greenwood Voter Registration-- / Congregation n/a 5:05
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The Coming of the New Year n/a 3:07
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For the First Time-- n/a 1:37
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If You Can Imagine it--- / Congregation: Let it Shine-- n/a 2:45
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The Second Stage n/a 3:38
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Congregation: We Want More Faith / First I Would Just Like to Ask / Congregation: Walk, Walk, Walk n/a 4:43
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We Worked All of March / Cong.: Get On Board / We Sang-- / I Never though that Greenwood / We left City Hall n/a 5:08
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Dick Gregory / Mr. Medgar Evers n/a 10:00
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For us, the events-- / It is something-- / Congregation: Ain't no danger-- / Since I went down-- / Congregation: Oh, Keep Your Eyes on the Fire n/a 3:58
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