This Friends of SNCC chapter worked with Jim Monsonis at the SNCC office in New York City. Winston Churchill’s great niece, Constancia Romilly was active in this chapter before working for SNCC in Atlanta. The NYU students involved in this chapter held a teach in on their campus in 1965.


  • Marion Barry (Director)
  • Carita Bernsohn (Special Fundraising)
  • Constancia Romilly
  • Mike Standard
  • Elizabeth Sutherland
  • Joanne Grant
  • Bob Gottlieb
  • Julia Prettyman
  • Bill Mahoney
  • Elizabeth Martinez (Freedom Summer Volunteer)


“Labor” Danville, Virginia: SNCC Pamphlet, Hank Werner Papers, Wisconsin Historical Society

Memo from Jim Monsonis to SNCC Executive Committee Concerning the SNCC New York Office, Howard Zinn Papers, Wisconsin Historical Society

Churchill’s Nieces ‘Loves Rights Work,’ Philadelphia Daily News, August 24, 1964

Winnie’s Niece Civil Rights Worker in U.S., Valley Morning Star, September 4, 1964

SNCC Civil Rights Teach-In Covers Viet War to Watts Riots, Washington Square Journal, November 1, 1965

Picketing the Festival, Washington Square Journal, April 18, 1966

An Urgent Message from NY SNCC, Judy Richardson Papers, Duke University Library

Negroes are Getting Everything, Especially Rats and Shoddy Jobs, Cincinnati Enquirer, May 6, 1965