Atlanta: The Student Voice, Inc., 1964. First Edition. 4to, each a single sheet folded, folded sheet measuring 8 1/2 x 11. Minimal wear, fine condition. Fine. Item #List1034
The Student Voice was the weekly publication of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC, during the height of the Civil Rights era. Because of the pace and volume of publications that SNCC was responsible for during the period, the SNCC’s in-house printing operations were incorporated separately as The Student Voice, Inc., in 1963 after a donation of $15,000 allowed them to expand their productions. Mark Suckle and Wilson Browne, who had done most of the production work themselves up to this point, were then able to hire a full staff to assist with the production.
The Student Voice was a highly important publication, providing information to SNCC allies, mostly in the north, of news events that local papers would not cover, and also assisting in the protection of SNCC workers and their local collaborators by exposing the instances of state-sponsored terrorism and violence that would have otherwise gone unreported. All issues from this period have been anthologized, though strangely few original issues survive. These three issues, all from 1964, cover a range of issues including violence at Maryland State College, the beating of Archie Curtis, the violence in McComb, the trial of Eliza Jackson, and more. Overall an uncommon survival.