Lucy Komisar

Apr 21, 2021

5 min read

“Son of the South” riveting true docudrama of a white Alabama activist in the 1960s

By Lucy Komisar

April 18, 2021 — I met Bob Zellner in 1960 at the Shaw University, Raleigh NC, conference that founded SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the youth shock troops of the 1960s civil rights movement.

He was a young white guy from Alabama who had signed on to the movement at a time that most whites north and south were uninterested, noncommittal or on the other side. I was also a white activist.