James Bevel

James Bevel

James Bevel was a leader of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bevel, and was the Director of Direct Action, as well as the Director of Nonviolent Education of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Here are 10 other facts if you don’t know you…10 Facts You Should Know About Civil Rights Activist James Bevel

James Bevel was a leader of the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bevel, and was the Director of Direct Action, as well as the Director of Nonviolent Education of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Here are 10 other facts if you don’t know you…10 Facts You Should Know About Civil Rights Activist James Bevel

Rev.Jim Bevel: James (Jim) Bevel is known as a SCLS main straightest.  He is also referred to as the "Father of Voting Rights".

Rev.Jim Bevel: James (Jim) Bevel is known as a SCLS main straightest. He is also referred to as the "Father of Voting Rights".

Common, who has two Grammys, plays civil rights leader James Bevel in the Best Picture nominee.

Common, who has two Grammys, plays civil rights leader James Bevel in the Best Picture nominee.

Gasping for breath, James Bevel and John Lewis are trapped inside a Nashville restaurant filled with insecticide gas when the manager turns on a fumigating machine to disrupt a sit-in.

Gasping for breath, James Bevel and John Lewis are trapped inside a Nashville restaurant filled with insecticide gas when the manager turns on a fumigating machine to disrupt a sit-in.

King and other civil-rights leaders enter Montgomery, on a 1965 march inspired by James Bevel (left, in skullcap).

The Color of Law

King and other civil-rights leaders enter Montgomery, on a 1965 march inspired by James Bevel (left, in skullcap).

Diana Nash-Bevel and the Rev. James Bevel. Diana Nash's campaigns were among the most successful of the era. Her efforts included the first successful civil rights campaign to integratelunch counters (Nashville);[2] the Freedom riders, who de-segregated interstate travel;[3] founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); and the Selma Voting Rights Movement campaign, which resulted in African Americans getting the vote and political power throughout the South.

Diana Nash-Bevel and the Rev. James Bevel. Diana Nash's campaigns were among the most successful of the era. Her efforts included the first successful civil rights campaign to integratelunch counters (Nashville);[2] the Freedom riders, who de-segregated interstate travel;[3] founding the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); and the Selma Voting Rights Movement campaign, which resulted in African Americans getting the vote and political power throughout the South.

Dr. James Bevel, the Father of Voting Rights and one of Dr. King's closest advisers. Learn more about the rise and fall of one of the SCLC's Chief Strategists.

8 Facts About Rev. James Bevel, the Strategist and Architect of the Civil Rights Movement

Dr. James Bevel, the Father of Voting Rights and one of Dr. King's closest advisers. Learn more about the rise and fall of one of the SCLC's Chief Strategists.

John Lewis, second from right, and others tried to see Tennessee Gov. Buford Ellington, but he left his office by a side door. The young activists, including Lewis, Diane Nash, Bernard Lafayette, James Bevel, Marion Barry and others, were trained in the Ghandian nonviolence workshops led by Rev. James Lawson, who was welcomed into the Nashville community in 1958, by other like minded ministers such as Kelly Miller Smith and C. T. Vivian, Sept 8, 1961  Photo credit: Jimmy Ellis / The…

John Lewis, second from right, and others tried to see Tennessee Gov. Buford Ellington, but he left his office by a side door. The young activists, including Lewis, Diane Nash, Bernard Lafayette, James Bevel, Marion Barry and others, were trained in the Ghandian nonviolence workshops led by Rev. James Lawson, who was welcomed into the Nashville community in 1958, by other like minded ministers such as Kelly Miller Smith and C. T. Vivian, Sept 8, 1961 Photo credit: Jimmy Ellis / The…

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