From the Terry Buffington Papers 1952-2014 held at the Wilson Special Collections Library, Southern Historical Collection, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill. Terry Buffington Productions Presents, Born Under Jim Crow: The Eddie Brooks Tapes.
Listen to the tapes here https://dc.lib.unc.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/07ddd/id/86/rec/1
Cultural Anthropologist Terry Buffington interviewed Mr. Brooks on November 18, 2010 in Tupelo Mississippi about his involvement in the civil rights movement of the 1960’s as a teenager.
In 1964 Eddie Brooks was a young black male, age 17 who was born in the Mississippi Delta town of Marks and grew up on the southside of Chicago. That same year Brooks was a high school student member of the Friend of, the Student Non-violence Coordinating Committee (SNCC), based at the University of Chicago, and was enrolled in the city of Chicago Public school system. During the 1964 Freedom Summer Campaign he was a Freedom Summer SNCC field organizer, a Freedom Summer teacher who worked and lived in West Point, Mississippi. Freedom Summer, or the Mississippi Summer Project, was a 1964 voter registration drive aimed at increasing the number of registered Black voters in Mississippi. Over 700 mostly white volunteers joined the blacks in Mississippi to fight against voter intimidation and discrimination at the polls.
Join us February 17-19, 2023 at the Gladish Centre for the Arts, for the stage reading of a fascinating journey into the revelations of Eddie Brooks civil rights contributions as told through his words in the 21st century!
Friday, February 17 – 7:30PM
Saturday, February 18 – 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Sunday, February 19 – 2:00PM
Tickets on sale at the Gladish Centre for the Arts
115 NW State St
Pullman, WA 99163