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Dean Savage Papers

Items in the Dean Savage Papers

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This is a photograph of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addressing SCOPE volunteers at their orientation in Atlanta, GA, on June 15, 1965. The speech Dr. King delivered was entitled "Why Are You Here?"

SCOPE volunteer and an unidentified child napping in the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC).

The SCOPE Project was an initiative of the Southern…

SCOPE volunteers and friends eating dinner in the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC)

The SCOPE Project was an initiative of the Southern Christian…

Unidentified children on the back porch of the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC).

The SCOPE Project was an initiative of the Southern Christian…

SCOPE volunteer Sarah L. Oakes with two local children in the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC).

The SCOPE Project was an initiative of the Southern…

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Dean Savage Papers

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The Dean Savage Papers document Savage's experience volunteering with the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Project during the summer of 1965, specifically in the locations of Orangeburg County, South Carolina, and Atlanta, GA. The collection contains 16 color photographs taken in Orangeburg and Atlanta during that summer, depicting multiple events, including: a speech by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at SCOPE orientation in Atlanta, GA in June 1965; volunteers being arrested on August 2, 1965 after organizing a sit-in due to voter registration hours being cut short, and the subsequent court hearing; a Klu Klux Klan (KKK) rally held in the area; the house in Orangeburg where many of the volunteers stayed; and other meetings and celebrations. The collection also contains a pamphlet from the KKK rally, news articles relating to arrests, transcripts from the SCOPE orientation in Atlanta, and supplemental materials provided by Dean Savage as contextual information.

Most of the items in this collection have not been digitized. Click here to view the finding aid of this collection.