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Ascension Productions (Firm)

Overview
Works: 24 works in 24 publications in 1 language and 224 library holdings
Genres: History  Nonfiction films  Biography  Filmed panel discussions  Filmed lectures  Filmed speeches 
Classifications: E185.61, 323.1196073
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Most widely held works by Ascension Productions (Firm)
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference. "We had to be strong" by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 10: Not unexpectedly, some of the Southern Movement's most vivid stories are found in Mississippi. Panelist Lawrence Guyot, former Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), insists that Mississippi is the state that "made the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee." This panel features the first-person accounts of some of the Movement's most unsung heroes and heroines. The significance and impact of the MFDP forms an important part of the discussion
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 23: The Black church was born in struggle in the midst of slavery, and despite laws and vigilante actions targeting it for destruction the church has not only survived, but has played a sustained and central role over more than 300 years of Black struggle in America. This panel of Black churchmen, with very active audience participation, reflects and examines the historical role of the church, its specific role in the Movement of the 1960s, and the lessons of that struggle for today
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference proceedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 18: This panel examines the legacy of Ella Baker, the inspiration behind the original SNNC founding conference. Rev. William Barber, discusses his campaign to formalize Ella Baker's legacy in North Carolina by commemorating her birthday as "Ella Baker Day," and declaring her home in Littleton, North Carolina an historic site. The session closes with a powerful rendition of Ella Baker's favorite song, "Guide my feet while I run this race" performed by Bernice Johnson Reagon of Sweet Honey in the Rock
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 22: This panel looks critically at the challenges that women overcame to perform a range of work done for SNCC. Women stepped forward as never before in the ranks of civil rights organizations. "You went ahead and learned how to do it and did it," says one panelist. Ruby Doris Smith Robinson, the woman who actually ran SNCC is discussed; also the "profound" influence of Ella Baker
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1: SNCC Advisor, Timothy Jenkins opens the conference explaining that this is not simply a gathering of reminiscence, but a coming together to provide "missing chapters in history" to a new generation of freedom fighters. Following Jenkins is a vivid and substantive description of SNCC's birth and impact given by Professor Julian Bond, retired NAACP Board of Directors Chair, who participated in SNCC's 1960 founding conference. An important lesson that emerges from this opening session is that while SNCC Veterans do not define themselves as heroes and heroines, serious and effective struggle requires commitment, and commitment often involves risk
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 7: This panel and audience discussion considers the complex response to SNCC by the general public and specific sections of society. SNCC's work inspired many students, and the organization found considerable support in groups like the National Student Association and the Students for a Democratic Society. Within this discussion, a larger question is also raised and considered: What should we do today?
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference proceedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 6: At SNCC's founding conference in 1960 it was James Lawson who captured the political imagination of the students. Years before the 1960 gathering, Lawson was imprisoned for 14 months because of his conscientious objection to the Korean War. In 1958 Lawson became the second black student admitted to the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Soon he began mentoring a group of students in nearby HBCUs. These students launched a movement in Nashville that was arguably the most disciplined and committed to non-violence in the South; and it produced some of SNCC's most notable figures: Diane Nash, John Lewis, Bernard Lafayette, James Bevel, and Marion Barry. Fifty years later, Rev. Lawson demonstrates that he has lost none of his fire, describing "plantation capitalism" as "the root cause of our problems." He denounces a nearly one trillion dollar military budget existing "for the sole purpose of protecting U.S. capital" and argues that Barack Obama's election does not mean that justice has arrived. "The power and energy of the 1960s movement is needed for the 21st century," he argues. In this address Lawson outlines his belief in the continuing value and necessity of non-violent struggle for social change and justice
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 3: The most remarkable aspect of the civil disobedience and sit-ins of the 1960s was the leadership of young people. More than any other organization, SNCC best reflected this youthful engagement. Importantly, young activists were challenging other young people to join them, and also challenging established civil rights organizations to speed up the pace of their efforts. Their commitment and energy led to the grassroots organizing work that defined the freedom movement of the 1960s. In this session, panelists discuss their deepening involvement with the Southern Movement as grassroots community organizers. Harry Belafonte makes an unscheduled appearance in the session
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conference proceedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 8: This panel explores the evolution of SNCC organizing that took place above the Mason-Dixon line. Panelists discuss how support groups originally formed to provide money and other assistance for the Southern movement found themselves increasingly involved in local protests and political struggles
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 15: This panel probes the complex evolution of SNCC: the radicalizing effect of its style of grassroots organizing, its disillusionment with establishment politics, the attacks on SNCC by former liberal allies and more conservative black civil rights organizations, and the government's COINTELPRO assault. SNCC's own political naiveté is also discussed. Panelists include SNCC veterans from different eras in the organization's history
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 13: Panelists reflect on the events in Danville -- the "Last Capital of the Confederacy"--Where SNCC engaged in dramatic protest against segregation and experimented with economic challenge. The panel discusses the significant and unique struggle in Cambridge, Maryland where the protests were led by an older woman from a prominent family. In addition to fighting to end segregation, Cambridge's agenda included health care, housing and work-force issues. Arkansas may have been the only place in the South where SNCC was invited in by a semi-official organization
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 16: SNCC's impact on elections across the nation is still little known, but the changes unfolding in the South helped accelerate an emerging black electoral surge in America. Ivanhoe Donaldson explains how Julian Bond's successful campaign for a seat in the Georgia state legislature resulted in a call for assistance from Richard Hatcher who would win his campaign to become Mayor of Gary, Indiana. Courtland Cox uses the "regime change" resulting from SNCC's work in Lowndes County, Alabama as a case study
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 21: This session looks at what made SNCC "radical" by focusing on the people who worked with SNCC. The session also addresses the emergence of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Although 96 percent of its members were denied the right to vote, the MFDP transformed not only Mississippi politics, but the rules of the national Democratic Party. "It is the greatest example of small-democracy that we have," says Professor Wesley Hogan. Former MFDP Chairman, Lawrence Guyot, gives a detailed presentation of the MFDP and its challenges in 1964 and 1965. MFDP Attorney Armand Derfner describes the Party's continuing impact, focusing on the Voting Rights Act. Former SNCC Field Secretary, MacArthur Cotton, describes the step-by-step process involved in organizing the MFDP
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 11: Lowndes County, Alabama, where SNCC consciously organized an independent Black political party in 1966, played an especially important role in for empowerment of Black citizens and the development of the organization. SNCC's success in Lowndes County --one of its least known achievements -- is discussed
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 12: This panel discusses the Southwest Georgia Project, one of SNCC's earliest and most significant campaigns. Project Director, Charles Sherrod gives a vivid description of dealing with fear in rural terrain that was as vicious and violent as any place in Mississippi. This session concludes an appearance by Shirley Sherrod who recounts her recent victorious effort to win compensation for black farmers long discriminated against by the U.S. Department of Agriculture
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 17: Harry Belafonte challenges SNCC members to resist sinking into sentimentalism but instead ask "What can we do with our lives using that same kind of commitment and determination to continue the important work of transforming the United States into a 'more perfect' union?" Belafonte holds up his new organization, the Gathering for Justice, which consists of an intergenerational group of activists, as a model. He implores SNCC veterans to join the organization and ask themselves "Where are we, who are we talking to, and what are we talking about?"
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 20: Throughout the ten years of its formal organizational existence, SNCC did a variety of things it felt necessary: sit-ins, freedom rides, campaigns aimed at the desegregation of public facilities, voter registration drives and the organizing of political parties. Doing what is necessary is a tradition of Black struggle. Pan Africanism, independent Black education and empowerment are all foundations of the Black struggle. In this context of deep political and cultural currents, we look at SNCC in relation to the political struggles of the 1960s. In addition, we look at the institutions beyond U.S. borders which SNCC's ideas helped inform
 
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