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Voter Education Animation Project
Voter Education Animation Project
Published: 2010/03/08
Channel: bagongbotante
Voter Education Project
Voter Education Project
Published: 2010/11/01
Channel: Lindy961
Voter Education Project
Voter Education Project
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: Tamara DeBarr
iPACE Voter Education project, 2015 Term Two
iPACE Voter Education project, 2015 Term Two
Published: 2015/05/29
Channel: IPACE Myanmar
Voter Education Project Gun Control
Voter Education Project Gun Control
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: Carly E Craft
House Chamber - SB 5: Reps. King and Ortega on voter education - May 28, 2017
House Chamber - SB 5: Reps. King and Ortega on voter education - May 28, 2017
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: Texas Impact
Midwest Voter Registration Education Project 1987 (Chicago)
Midwest Voter Registration Education Project 1987 (Chicago)
Published: 2011/04/14
Channel: jacky9br
Voter Education - 2016
Voter Education - 2016
Published: 2016/08/01
Channel: CDD Ghana
Get Equal TX Voter Education Project - Part 2 - Shot by Cd Kirven
Get Equal TX Voter Education Project - Part 2 - Shot by Cd Kirven
Published: 2014/11/14
Channel: cdkirven
Get Equal TX Voter Education Project shot by Cd Kirven
Get Equal TX Voter Education Project shot by Cd Kirven
Published: 2014/11/14
Channel: cdkirven
Voter Education Project - National Debt, Deficit, and Sequester
Voter Education Project - National Debt, Deficit, and Sequester
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: mike dee
House Chamber - SB 5: Reps. King and Rodriguez on voter education - May 28, 2017
House Chamber - SB 5: Reps. King and Rodriguez on voter education - May 28, 2017
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: Texas Impact
CREATIVE REWARD PROJECT ACTIVITY PICTURES ON COMMUNITY LEVEL VOTER EDUCATION AND DIRECT DISCUSSIONS
CREATIVE REWARD PROJECT ACTIVITY PICTURES ON COMMUNITY LEVEL VOTER EDUCATION AND DIRECT DISCUSSIONS
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: GLOWA GHANA
CREATIVE REWARD PROJECT ACTIVITY PICTURES ON COMMUNITY LEVEL VOTER EDUCATION AND DIRECT DISCUSSIONS
CREATIVE REWARD PROJECT ACTIVITY PICTURES ON COMMUNITY LEVEL VOTER EDUCATION AND DIRECT DISCUSSIONS
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: GLOWA GHANA
KOZACHUK VOTER EDUCATION
KOZACHUK VOTER EDUCATION
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: Bethany Kozachuk
DC WELCOME YONECO PROJECT ON ISSUE BASED VOTER EDUCATION
DC WELCOME YONECO PROJECT ON ISSUE BASED VOTER EDUCATION
Published: 2013/12/20
Channel: Youth Net Counselling
Voter education - 26/11/2016
Voter education - 26/11/2016
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: TV3 NETWORK LIMITED GHANA
Voter Education
Voter Education
Published: 2015/03/29
Channel: ODI Media
Voter
Voter's Education: Do's and Don'ts
Published: 2016/02/27
Channel: banannenah_ jarin
CREATIVE REWARD PROJECT ACTIVITY PICTURES ON COMMUNITY LEVEL VOTER EDUCATION AND DIRECT DISCUSSIONS
CREATIVE REWARD PROJECT ACTIVITY PICTURES ON COMMUNITY LEVEL VOTER EDUCATION AND DIRECT DISCUSSIONS
Published: 2017/04/24
Channel: GLOWA GHANA
Voter Education
Voter Education
Published: 2012/08/10
Channel: The Press-Enterprise
Civic and Voter Education Training (Myanmar) Vol - 1
Civic and Voter Education Training (Myanmar) Vol - 1
Published: 2015/08/10
Channel: FNF Myanmar
Voter Education Liaison Video
Voter Education Liaison Video
Published: 2017/05/10
Channel: Princeton Bijou
INEC
INEC's Director Of Voter Education Explains How They Ensure Free & Fair Elections Pt. 3
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: Channels Television
Grand jury examines voter ed spending
Grand jury examines voter ed spending
Published: 2009/08/19
Channel: KRQE
Voter
Voter's Education-DB
Published: 2009/10/15
Channel: tian014
INEC
INEC's Director Of Voter Education Explains How They Ensure Free & Fair Elections Pt. 2
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: Channels Television
N.C. Center for Voter Education: 2012 Voter Guide Project
N.C. Center for Voter Education: 2012 Voter Guide Project
Published: 2013/06/28
Channel: TriangleCF
Focus On South Florida: Informed Voters Project
Focus On South Florida: Informed Voters Project
Published: 2014/10/27
Channel: CBS Miami
Fannie Lou Hamer beaten by Mississippi police in 1963 for registering to vote
Fannie Lou Hamer beaten by Mississippi police in 1963 for registering to vote
Published: 2016/10/07
Channel: Donald Watkins
Voter
Voter's Education 2016 - University of the Cordilleras
Published: 2016/03/07
Channel: Yet Garcia
Ron Paul- Voter Education
Ron Paul- Voter Education
Published: 2008/02/03
Channel: unite4revolution
How to vote, Voter
How to vote, Voter's Education Election 2010: 5 Easy Steps sa Pagboto sa AES-WE Watch
Published: 2010/02/24
Channel: wewatch2010
Dolores Huerta welcomes ICL students to Bakersfield for Voter Engagement
Dolores Huerta welcomes ICL students to Bakersfield for Voter Engagement
Published: 2016/07/26
Channel: Institute for Community Leadership
Bishal Rai Voter Education & Registration Project Presentation by YI
Bishal Rai Voter Education & Registration Project Presentation by YI
Published: 2015/10/26
Channel: top nepal news
AZ Voter Registration Deadline Reminder for October 10
AZ Voter Registration Deadline Reminder for October 10
Published: 2016/10/09
Channel: People Demanding Action Arizona
Project Video Report CNIC Voter Education through Street Theater
Project Video Report CNIC Voter Education through Street Theater
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: CHANAN Pakistan
LPN and SVREP join forces to register Latinos to vote! "Su Voto Es Su Voz"
LPN and SVREP join forces to register Latinos to vote! "Su Voto Es Su Voz"
Published: 2008/07/07
Channel: Alejandro Menchaca
WWJD on Voter Education, part 1
WWJD on Voter Education, part 1
Published: 2016/01/06
Channel: WWJDph
VEP Social Security
VEP Social Security
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: Tamara DeBarr
UNDP Supports Voter Education in Cambodia
UNDP Supports Voter Education in Cambodia
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: Switchcomms
Ballot Secrecy - Kyrgyzstan Voter Education Spot #3, Parliamentary Elections 2015
Ballot Secrecy - Kyrgyzstan Voter Education Spot #3, Parliamentary Elections 2015
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: International Republican Institute
Voter Education video - (Part-2)
Voter Education video - (Part-2)
Published: 2015/09/04
Channel: FNF Myanmar
Street Theater to Spread Voter Education
Street Theater to Spread Voter Education
Published: 2016/04/05
Channel: CHANAN Pakistan
SFLDC 2013 AWARDS PROGRAM/SF LATINO VOTER  PROJECT
SFLDC 2013 AWARDS PROGRAM/SF LATINO VOTER PROJECT
Published: 2013/12/20
Channel: San Francisco Latino Democratic Club
Voter Education Video 3
Voter Education Video 3
Published: 2016/10/27
Channel: Get Out The Vote 2016
Prop 57 PSA
Prop 57 PSA
Published: 2016/11/03
Channel: potatogun16
Voter Education Video - (Part-1)
Voter Education Video - (Part-1)
Published: 2015/09/04
Channel: FNF Myanmar
KIPRED Documentary -
KIPRED Documentary - 'Future Voters of Kosovo' - 'Votuesit e së Ardhmes'
Published: 2013/06/14
Channel: KIPREDofficial
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-Molly Munger
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-Molly Munger
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: Civic Leadership Forum
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Voter Education Project (VEP) raised and distributed foundation funds to civil rights organizations for voter education and registration work in the southern United States from 1962 to 1968.[1] The project was federally endorsed by the Kennedy administration in hopes that the organizations of the ongoing Civil Rights Movement would shift their focus away from demonstrations and more towards the support of voter registration.[1]

Background[edit]

Starting in 1960, the explosion of student-led activism of sit-ins, and Freedom Rides during the Civil Rights Movement created a public relations and foreign policy embarrassment for the Kennedy administration. In the early 1960s, Asian and African nations were liberating themselves from generations of racist colonial rule, and both the U.S. and Soviet Union were fiercely competing with each other in a cold war struggle for the support of these new nations. The worldwide news stories, photos, and TV images of racist brutality, burning buses, and police suppression of Black civil rights undercut the State Department's effort to convince Asian and African nations to align themselves with Free World camp in international affairs.[2]

Founding[edit]

Believing that the flood of negative news stories about race-relations in America were caused by the wave of student protests, President John F. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy urged civil rights leaders and organizations to engage in voter registration rather than nonviolent direct-action demonstrations. Unofficially, they convinced several non-profit foundations to fund voter registration work in the South.[3] The Taconic, Field, New World, and Stern Family foundations agreed to contribute significant funds. To raise, administer, and distribute the money, the NAACP, CORE, SCLC, and SNCC formed the Voter Education Project (VEP) under the auspices of the non-profit Southern Regional Council (SRC).[1]

Activities[edit]

Vernon Jordan working on a voter education project at the Southern Regional Council in 1967.

Following the Albany Movement, the VEP had registered close to 500 voters in Albany, Georgia within a period of two weeks. The group struggled in its early period and in early 1963, the SCLC was almost suspended from the organization due to inadequate reports about the group's funding.[1] By the end of 1964, however, the VEP distributed close to $900,000 (equal to $5,700,000 in 2006 dollars) to civil rights groups doing voter registration in the South and almost 800,000 new Black Southern voters were added to the rolls.[1] Following the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it was reported that VEP-funded registration drives succeeded in registering an additional 175,000 new black voters.[1]

The VEP continued funding voter registration, education, and research efforts in the South until 1968 under subsequent directors Randolph Blackwell, Vernon Jordan, John Lewis and Ed Brown.

Effect[edit]

The VEP helped make great inroads in the registration of voters, especially in rural areas.[1] Contrary to the initial hopes of the Kennedy administration, the VEP did not reduce the violent realities of resistance to integration found in the South and highlighted by news stations around the world. In the Deep South, white resistance to Black voting rights turned out to be even more violent than their opposition to integrating lunch counters and bus depots. Instead of diminishing, news stories of police repression, brutality, bombings, and murders increased as white political leaders, the Ku Klux Klan, and White Citizen Councils used arrests, terrorism, and economic retaliation to prevent Blacks from voting.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g The Voter Education Project, King Research & Education Institute ~ Stanford University.
  2. ^ Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy, by Mary L. Dudziak.
  3. ^ Parting the Waters: American in the King Years 1954-63, by Taylor Branch.

External links[edit]

  • Voter Education Project ~ Civil Rights Movement Veterans
  • [1] ~ Evan Faulkenbury, "Education as Activism: The Voter Education Project in the Civil Rights Movement," Process, March 9, 2017.


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