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Title Work

Title No: 3494

Title: Dream deferred

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Film


1964 (Created)

15 Nov  1985 (Compiled)

Original Summary:
 A film originally produced by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for its southern voter registration drive in 1964, the year of the Mississippi summer. It contains interviews with activists, voter registrants and leaders, including the now famous speech by Fannie Lou Hamer. 

Cut film done with SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee).  Interview-- automation of farming causing unemployment.  Other statements regarding way of life.

Interviews about attacks on Blacks and condition of Blacks. "You need a license to kill a rabbit, but not to kill a negro."  Interviews regarding non-equality in the South.  SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) activity and statements by volunteers.  Fannie Lou Hamer. White volunteers tell their story. Discussion of COFO (Council of Federated Organizations) and MFDP (Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party).  Plantation conditions, debutante ball, Langston Hughes poem read.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Duration: 34 min 23 sec 

Forms: Feature

Genres: Documentary

Subjects: Voter registration--Mississippi; African Americans--Suffrage--History; Southern States--Race relations--History--20th century; African Americans--Southern States--Social conditions

Name As Subjects: Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)

CompilerBlackside, Inc.
DirectorRichards, Harvey
ProducerStudent Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)

Note on story card: "Don't use narrator."

Items x3

3494-1Safety Film : Positive picture 
3494-2Safety Film : Sprocketed Magnetic Film 
3494-4Safety Film : Positive picture 

Contained By x1

Title NoTitle
13026Eyes on the prize [stock footage]

Related Works x1

TypeTitle NoTitle
20Mississippi : Is this America? (1962-64)