UM: Civil Rights Movement

A panel of women activists who were part of the Student Non-Violent Coordination Committee in the 1960s shared their experiences of the Civil Rights movement during a University of Michigan panel discussion, according to a Detroit Free Press report. Gloria House told her story of going from being a graduate student at the University of California at Berkeley to joining the SNCC in 1967. House’s account, along with 51 others, is featured in the book, “Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC.” House emphasized activism of the younger generation: “I hope that youngsters today understand that the work they do can have enormous impact. You shouldn’t underestimate the impact you can have as young organizers if you’re determined.” [Source]