Brief Description:

Neal Hurwitz helped establish this Friends of SNCC chapter in December, 1964. In addition to raising funds and food, the members sponsored a rally to draw attention to the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party election. This chapter sparred with the University’s administration over invited speakers. James Forman came to campus while he was the Executive Secretary of SNCC. This chapter brought unique speakers to campus including the Downstate Medical Center professor who performed the autopsies on Michael Schwerner and James Chaney who were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. This chapter also participated in the Hammermill Paper Company boycott. University professors spoke on a panel about how white intellectuals could help the civil rights movement, at one event this chapter organized.

Members:

  • Faith Holsaert (1965 Chairman)
  • Eric Lerner (1965 Temporary Chairman)
  • Ron Carver (1966 Chairman)
  • Cathy Feola
  • Jean Murphy
  • Patricia Ronk
  • Dan Rarback
  • Neal Hurwitz
  • Hillel Liebert

Archive:

Friends of SNCC at C.U., Barnard Bulletin, February 25, 1965

Two CU Students Recount Their Experiences in Selma, and Postcrypt Benefit for Slema, Ala. to Open Tonight, Barnard Bulletin, March 18, 1965

Ralliers Call for Action on South’s Racial Crisis, Barnard Bulletin, March 22, 1965

SNCC Continues Work in the North, South Aids Negro Voters, Welfare Recipients, Barnard Bulletin, April 11, 1963

Letter to the Editor (Eric Lerner), Barnard Bulletin, May 3, 1965

Park Declines SNCC Request to Clarify Policy, Barnard Bulletin, May 3, 1965

C.U. SNCC to Protest Rights Forum Thursday, Barnard Bulletin, April 12, 1965

‘Friends of SNCC’ Set Up on CU Campus, Columbia Daily Spectator, Dec. 8, 1964

‘Friends of SNCC’ Will Meet Tonight, Columbia Daily Spectator, Dec. 9, 1964

Bond Will Deliver Civil Rights Speech, Columbia Daily SpectatorFeb. 25, 1966

Friends of SNCC Censures Federal Just Cox of Miss., Columbia Daily Spectator, March 1, 1965

Friends of SNCC Draws 83 to First Meeting Wednesday, Columbia Daily Spectator, Dec. 11, 1964

Friends of SNCC May Boycott Against Hammermill Paper Company, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 21, 1965

Hammermill Head Sees Role for Company in Rights Fight, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 27, 1965

Letter to the Editor, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 28, 1965

Political Groups Ask Withdrawal of Capital from South Africa, Columbia Daily Spectator, March 15, 1965

SNCC Gets Park Statement on Dispute, Columbia Daily SpectatorMay 3, 1965

SNCC Opposes Paper Co. Move, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 15, 1965

SNCC Will Hold Forum, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 15, 1965

SNCC, Barnard Dispute Over Rights Speech School Refuses Permit for Invited Speaker, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 26, 1965

SNCC, Park Will Discuss Speech Dispute Rev. Malcolm Criticizes School’s Bureaucracy, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 27, 1965

Event Advertisement, Columbia Daily Spectator, March 24, 1965

Event Advertisement, Columbia Daily Spectator, Feb. 24, 1966

Event Advertisement, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 23, 1965

Event Advertisement, Columbia Daily Spectator, March 15, 1965

Event Advertisement, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 13, 1965

Event Advertisement, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 26, 1965

Event Advertisement, Columbia Daily Spectator, April 15, 1965