July 12, 1965 – Camden
600 Students Preach Rights Gospel in South
This Washington Post article was carried in most national and many local papers including The San Francisco Chronicle. This lengthy article is largely critical of our SCOPE Project efforts. Quotes Joyce Brians (now this author Maria Gitin) and others in our project including Rev Dan Harrell. Many of us had been there for over a month. Quotes were taken out of context and without permission.
Source: Washington Post Special by reporter Paul Good
July 14, 1965 – Camden
SCOPE Offices Reopen
Tells the real story that Sheriff Jenkins made the deacons board up the church because our office was there. Rev Freeman and the deacons defied the sheriff and re-opened the office for our group, bringing even more danger to the church and to our field workers.
Source: Chicago Daily Defender and personal recollection.
July 18, 1965 – Anniston, AL
Willie Brewster is killed less than 200 miles northeast of Camden. He was on his way home from work when he was shot and killed by white men. The men belonged to the National States Rights Party, a violent neo-Nazi group whose members had been involved in church bombings and murders of black activists in the region.
Source: www.crmvet.org. Civil rights martyrs.