dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
7 november 1968 & 3rd anniversary of anti-bus fare increase meeting at shiloh baptist church organized by sncc

7 november 1968 & 3rd anniversary of anti-bus fare increase meeting at shiloh baptist church organized by sncc

#OTD 7 November 1968 It was the third anniversary of protests re DC Transit proposed bus fare increases. One of the protest meetings was held at Shiloh Baptist Church (9th & P Sts NW). The protest was organized by SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee (107 Rhode Island Ave, NW).

The flyer states:

“HELP BLOCK
BUS FARE INCREASE
Come to a
MASS MEETING
Sunday Nov. 7th, 1965
at 3pm
Shiloh Baptist Church
9th and P sts NW
’We are Together’
SPEAKERS WILL BE
Rev. Walter Fauntroy, Bishop Paul Moore, Rev. E. Hailes, William Higgs, Julius Hobsob, John Lewis, Rev. Channing Phillips, Rowena Rand, Rev. Phillip Newell, Sterling Tucker, Rev. William Wendt, and other local leaders.
*********
HELP WITH PETITION……COME TO SNCC OFFICE
SAT. NOVEMBER 6TH 11AM
STUDENT NONVIOLENT COORDINATING COMMITTEE
107 Rhode Island Ave., NW
387.7443


Your comments are welcome below. Did you, family members and neighbors attend the meeting at Shiloh? Were you a member of SNCC? Were you a member of Shiloh? Were you an avid bus rider? Did you also disagree with bus fare increase? Do you remember the SNCC office on Rhode Island Avenue, NW? Do you have photos of the office? Do you have other SNCC material? Who was active in SNCC here? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy of DCPL Special Collections, Julius Hobson Papers. I thank archivist Derek Gray for his assistance with the Hobson collection.

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