SCOPE Voter Registration Drive Launched
The Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Project, organized by Martin Luther King’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and funded by private foundations, was a voter registration project in the deep south. It was designed as a moderate alternative to more militant civil rights efforts, notably those of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
On the founding of SNCC, go to April 15, 1960. For the censoring of SNCC leader John Lewis’ angry words at the famous 1963 March on Washington, go to August 28, 1963. And for SNCC leader Stokely Carmichael’s “Black Power” speech, go to June 16, 1966.
Learn more about SCOPE: http://crdl.usg.edu/events/scope_project/?Welcome
Examine original SCOPE documents: http://www.crmvet.org/info/scophome.htm