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Oral History Project

2018 marks the beginning of our effort to preserve the story of voting through the recording of those who lived through the implementation of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. If you have a story that you would like to share please let us know in the contact form.

50th Anniversary Reunion Audio

On October 1-4, 2015, we gathered in Atlanta to celebrate the 50th anniversary of SCLC’s SCOPE project and SCLC’s long fight for justice in the South. Some of the talks and stories were recorded and stored at

Rev. John Reynolds

Troy, AL

Dr. Barbara Williams Emerson

Bainbridge, GA

Richard Smiley

Selma, AL

Jo Freeman

Atlanta, GA

Lanny Kaufer

Hollywood, CA

SCOPE in Charleston County, SC

Eleven SCOPE volunteers from the Bay Area of California were initially assigned to Charleston County, South Carolina, in the summer of 1965.  Four of these volunteers soon moved to nearby Berkeley County, with a fifth subsequently joining them.  The following account of SCOPE in Charleston County, I must say at the outset, is hindered by sketchy contemporaneous data and the pitfalls of relying on memory.  Some individuals in the Charleston project may not get the full treatment they deserve. Read More...

Bruce Miroff

Charleston, SC


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