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Orangeburg County Courthouse, hearing for arrests related to August 2 sit-in. Sentences of 30 days in jail or fines of $50 were meted out to each of the 35 demonstrators found guilty of disorderly conduct. Among those in back row: Al Szymanski…

Copy of cover page and excerpt from The SCOPE of Freedom: The Leadership of Hosea Williams with Dr. King's Summer '65 Student Volunteers. Page excerpt lists volunteers associated with SCOPE including Dean Savage and Mickey (Moshe) Shur. Moshe Shur…

This newsletter talks about the collaboration between the history department and the Columbia-Barnard Democratic Club to get students and faculty involved with the SCOPE project. SCOPE sought out volunteers to help with projects over the summer in…

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…

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…

Local community gathering at the house where most of the Columbia University SCOPE volunteers stayed during the summer of 1965 (746 Amelia Street, Orangeburg, SC).

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?"

Mathew Perry (with glasses), NAACP attorney that represented SCOPE volunteers for sit-in arrests. Unidentified man to right. Back of head with blond hair is Moshe "Mickey" Shur.

This photograph was taken when Martin Luther King Jr. came to Orangeburg, South Carolina to speak to SCOPE volunteers conducting voter drives in the area. King is on the left, Moshe Shur in the middle and Peter Geffen is on the right.
King signed…

Earl Coblyn (standing), NAACP civil rights attorney who was living in Orangeburg and who acted as a community liaison to the SCOPE volunteers. Al Szymanski is sitting on ledge (with glasses).
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