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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
Voter Education
Published: 2015/03/29
Channel: ODI Media
Voter Education Project Gun Control
Voter Education Project Gun Control
Published: 2013/05/20
Channel: Carly E Craft
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
2016 Voters Education & Candidates Forum
2016 Voters Education & Candidates Forum
Published: 2016/10/06
Channel: APAPAHQVideos
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
Voter's Education: Do's and Don'ts
Published: 2016/02/27
Channel: banannenah_ jarin
Voter education
Voter education
Published: 2016/04/20
Channel: Neengar Society
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
Internet Voting Voter Education Video 2014
Internet Voting Voter Education Video 2014
Published: 2014/09/05
Channel: Rob Armstrong
Voter education - 26/11/2016
Voter education - 26/11/2016
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: TV3 NETWORK LIMITED GHANA
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Voter's Education (2016 Election)
Published: 2016/04/14
Channel: mark joseph Mirano
What Is Voters Education?
What Is Voters Education?
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: sparky rules
Module 3 - Your Vote. Our Future. Citizen Voter Education Module
Module 3 - Your Vote. Our Future. Citizen Voter Education Module
Published: 2010/03/15
Channel: undpph
Focus On South Florida: Informed Voters Project
Focus On South Florida: Informed Voters Project
Published: 2014/10/27
Channel: CBS Miami
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
INEC
INEC's Director Of Voter Education Explains How They Ensure Free & Fair Elections Pt. 3
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: Channels Television
Voter
Voter's Education 2016 - University of the Cordilleras
Published: 2016/03/07
Channel: Yet Garcia
INEC
INEC's Director Of Voter Education Explains How They Ensure Free & Fair Elections Pt. 2
Published: 2016/11/04
Channel: Channels Television
Join us for our 2014 Voters Education & Candidates Forum!
Join us for our 2014 Voters Education & Candidates Forum!
Published: 2014/09/24
Channel: APAPAHQVideos
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 nepal
voter education nepal
Published: 2013/12/10
Channel: Pushpa Dhungana
Youth Voters - Kyrgyzstan Voter Education Spot #1, Parliamentary Elections 2015
Youth Voters - Kyrgyzstan Voter Education Spot #1, Parliamentary Elections 2015
Published: 2015/09/16
Channel: International Republican Institute
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
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
Phase2-Voter Education Campaign
Phase2-Voter Education Campaign
Published: 2012/06/06
Channel: KernMarketingGroup
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
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-Debra Bowen
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-Debra Bowen
Published: 2016/07/23
Channel: Civic Leadership Forum
Midwest Voter Registration Education Project 1987 (Chicago)
Midwest Voter Registration Education Project 1987 (Chicago)
Published: 2011/04/14
Channel: jacky9br
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Voter's Education-DB
Published: 2009/10/15
Channel: tian014
Ron Paul- Voter Education
Ron Paul- Voter Education
Published: 2008/02/03
Channel: unite4revolution
APAPA Voters Education Forum 2013
APAPA Voters Education Forum 2013
Published: 2013/11/01
Channel: APAPAHQVideos
The HYLEAP Voter
The HYLEAP Voter's Education Campaign 2010
Published: 2010/05/15
Channel: TheFilmleader
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-Jim Nielsen
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-Jim Nielsen
Published: 2016/07/23
Channel: Civic Leadership Forum
Voter
Voter's Education Campaign
Published: 2016/04/11
Channel: Joseph Roa
Candidates
Candidates' Reactions to APAPA's 2012 Voters Education & Candidates Forum
Published: 2012/10/31
Channel: APAPAHQVideos
Voter education Launch
Voter education Launch
Published: 2012/10/01
Channel: KTN News Kenya
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-John Garamendi
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-John Garamendi
Published: 2016/07/23
Channel: Civic Leadership Forum
Bagong voter education campaign na "Walkah Walkah," inilunsad na ng Comelec
Bagong voter education campaign na "Walkah Walkah," inilunsad na ng Comelec
Published: 2014/05/06
Channel: GMA News
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
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-Tom Toller
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-Tom Toller
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: Civic Leadership Forum
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-Richy Gill
APAPA-11th Annual Voters Education & Candidates Forum-Richy Gill
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: Civic Leadership Forum
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Voter's Education
Published: 2010/03/26
Channel: junjundavide
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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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