Bloody Lowndes

Hasan Kwame Jeffries talked about the efforts in 1966, when African Americans in rural Lowndes County, Alabama, aided by activists from the Student Non-Violent… read more

Hasan Kwame Jeffries talked about the efforts in 1966, when African Americans in rural Lowndes County, Alabama, aided by activists from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), established an all-black, independent political party called the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO). The group, whose ballot symbol was a snarling black panther, was formed to protest the barriers to black enfranchisement that had for decades kept every single African American of voting age off the county’s registration books.

Mr. Jeffries argued that local people in what he called “the buckle of the black belt” were instrumental in obtaining voting rights and civil rights reform in the 1960s. He also discussed the role of the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and black power leader Stokely Carmichael.

He was interviewed at the 102nd annual meeting of the Organization of American Historians at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle.

Hasan Kwame Jeffries is the author of Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt, published by NYU Press. close

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Bloody Lowndes

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Program ID:
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Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Seattle, Washington, United States
First Aired:
May 23, 2009 | 4:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 16, 2009 | 5:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • May 23, 2009 | 4:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 25, 2009 | 2:36am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 21, 2009 | 5:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 25, 2009 | 12:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 25, 2009 | 4:36pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 26, 2009 | 4:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 26, 2009 | 5:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2009 | 11:39am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2009 | 5:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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