A new take on the Civil Rights Movement that centers women and reproductive justice. A badass crew of ordinary chefs take the Montgomery bus boycott by storm. And a skeevy dude becomes a famous Lefty (?) for being a mail appeal expert. All that, and more...
Stanley Levison and Jack O'Dell were operations masterminds, fundraising trailblazers, and behind-the-scenes brains-and-brawn who kept the SCLC afloat during some tough times. And I'm not the only person who thinks so! Yet, these figures loom obscure despite their utter brilliance. Read on to learn the history of SCLC fundraising in the early 60's.
In this post, mobilizing during a contested election and the behind-the-scenes Civil Rights admin prowess of Reverend Nelson H. Smith, Jr.
Today, I want you to "meet" Septima Clark. When I think about bad ass, behind the scenes, stalwart, visionary, get-shit-done program and operations leaders from freedom movements of the 1960's, I think of her. Part two in my "Civil Writes" series.
His is a story of spreadsheet skill badassery, deep commitment to relationship, earning a reputation of showing up when it counts, and long-term, follow-through solidarity that lights my fire. An ESSAY about social movements, pro wrestling, and spreadsheet superstars.