Cautionary Words about Far Right from 1962

SNCC veteran Timothy L. Jenkins wrote an open letter about the far right, published in the Mississppi Free Press on August 18, 1962. It is relevant today.  Open Letter From Tim Jenkins This time last year found a small group of students and myself from the deep South strenuously engaged in trying to persuade the Wisconsin Meeting […]

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Advice to Movement Lawyers: Remain Radicals and Revolutionaries

We share this reflection by Teaching for Change board member and SNCC veteran Timothy L. Jenkins on the role of lawyers in movements for social justice. It is both a history lesson and a plea to “Remain radicals and revolutionaries beyond the professional mantle of conformist tradition and career comfort at war with social uplift […]

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“It Was Like a Visit from the President”: Timothy Jenkins Talks to 5th Graders

Rachel Hull’s 5th graders were studying the founding of the United States from various perspectives in a unit called “Know Your Rights.” Through their analysis of primary sources and research, they began to uncover a version of history that was missing from their textbooks. To deepen their knowledge, they invited Teaching for Change board member Timothy Jenkins as a guest […]

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Who Killed Sammy Younge Jr.? SNCC, Vietnam, and the Fight for Racial Justice

  History may have forgotten, but we must not, that before Dr. King gave his now much-remembered Riverside Church declaration, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) had already uniquely and notoriously condemned the international hypocrisy of the United States in Vietnam, Africa, and the Caribbean in the face of the parallel Black liberation movement throughout […]

Preserving and Teaching Black History

The Teaching for Change board and staff wish a happy December 30 birthday to Timothy L. Jenkins. Below is an interview and here are other articles and commentaries by Jenkins. “The river that forgets its origin dries up,” said Teaching for Change board member Timothy Lionel Jenkins in his interview on the Rock Newman show on October 7, […]

Category: 2015, News · Tags: ,

In Memory of Claude Sitton, From an Admiring Beneficiary

Teaching for Change board member and SNCC veteran Timothy Jenkins wrote this personal tribute to award winning journalist Claude Sitton (December 4, 1925 – March 10, 2015). It was altogether fitting and proper that Claude Sitton, the fearless Pulitzer Prize winning journalist of the Sixties civil rights revolution, waited to die on March 10th of this year, […]

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Two Dollar Subscription to Black History Journal Leads to Life of Activism

February 8, 2015: On this 100th anniversary of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), we are pleased to share this story by our board member Timothy L. Jenkins about the power of learning Black history at a young age.   By Timothy L. Jenkins Since I had been the […]

The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Implications for Organizing Today

By Timothy L. Jenkins If the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the sixties had had the benefit of Horne’s book, The Counter Revolution Of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, the foundation and the articulation of our movement would have been radically different. Instead of resting our outrage on […]

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Yale Law School Merit Awards a “Travesty of the Highest Order”

“It is a travesty of the highest order to honor as ‘meritorious’ those who openly and notoriously trample the Constitution,” said Yale Law School alum Timothy L. Jenkins (’64) in response to Yale’s Award of Merit for Clarence Thomas (’74) and Samuel A. Alito Jr. (’75). A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and Teaching for Change board member, Jenkins […]

Category: 2014, News · Tags:

An Epitaph That Keeps Giving

We are pleased to share with you the speech delivered by Timothy L. Jenkins on June 27, 2014 in the memorial plenary of the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer convening. Hundreds of people of all ages gathered for this historic event at Tougaloo College in Mississippi. The plenary session, convened by Judy Richardson, was called “In the Mississippi River.” By […]

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