Ronnie Davis, mastermind of the SFMT, is a man of many talents, one of which has been his ability to present inflammatory material in a barely civilized format that forces his audience to toss about ideas, not chairs. This July, 1965 'Minstrel Show, or Civil Rights in a Cracker Barrel,' a series of skits with themes taken from the daily newspapers and performed by an integrated cast in blackface, benefited SNCC and MFDP. SNCC had recently grown from a Southern issue group to a bona-fide national civil rights force. MFDP, via its challenge for black Mississippians at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, set the DNC straight regarding the inclusion of black voters.
Our vintage concert postcards commemorate shows from Fillmore East, Fillmore West, Winterland and Avalon Ballroom.