Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Augusto Helps Advance SNCC Legacy Effort

May 25, 2011

Watson Fellow Geri Augusto is among the leaders of an initiative to preserve and extend the legacy of the Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the civil rights vanguard that emerged following student sit-ins in Greensboro, NC, in the early 1960s.

She was among a dozen SNCC Legacy Project board members who met at Howard University late last month to explore plans for gathering and digitizing SNCC records and other artifacts for public viewing online, as well as for linking up virtually with already-existing civil rights archives.

Augusto is co-chair, along with Brown Visiting Professor Charles E. Cobb Jr., of the project’s New Works Working Group, whose mandate is “to produce new works including photographic, literary, cultural, and historical that reflect the thinking of members of SNCC as they waged their campaigns for civil rights, human rights, and international struggles for liberation and peace.”