A Short History of the Freedom Movement in Barbour County, Alabama
April 1, 2011
In June 1965, Larry Butler ’65, Michael Laupheimer ’65, Su Carroll Kenderdine ’66 and Jeannette Allen Abbott ’69 went South to be volunteers in the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) program, which worked to register Southern black voters in anticipation of passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
While there, Butler kept an extensive journal of their activities, and in December 1965, he wrote a 22-page memoir based on the journal. Read “A Short History of the Freedom Movement in Barbour County, Alabama.” (PDF)
Read more about their experience in this issue’s story, “Bearing Witness.”