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Miss Ella J. Baker delivers the major address, a militant call for grassroots-based organizations led by grassroots people.
Clyde R. Appleton, Professor of Music, Shaw University, Raleigh, sings and leads freedom songs. A good friend of Pete Seeger, and a labor activist, Clyde is a very old friend whom I knew in the Tucson setting as early as 1959 and 1960. He now once again lives in Tucson. We hear from him frequently.
At the late night conclusion of the Conference, everyone, of course, sang "We Shall Overcome."
All photos were taken by J.V. (James Vance) Henry, a native of Asheville, North Carolina, who became a Field Secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and later a practicing attorney (via Howard University at Washington, DC) for California migrant workers. J.V. and I are in frequent contact.
All of my Organizer's Reports and a broad array of organizing materials, letters, court documents, and much more relating to our very successful Northeastern North Carolina Black-Belt Project are held with all of my other collected papers (from around 1955 to the present) in the National Social Action Collection at State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Madison; and in my concurrent, essentially identical collection at Mississippi State Department of Archives and History, Jackson. The two collections are each under the names of John R. Salter, Jr. and John Hunter Gray and Hunter Gray.
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