Bryant, Curtis Conway

Curtis Conway Bryant, known as C. C., was born in Tylertown, Mississippi, in 1917. Bryant was an active community member and volunteer who soon became a figurehead during the Civil Rights Movement. As a member of the NAACP, Bryant worked under the leadership of Medgar Evers and worked closely with Robert Moses, a SNCC field secretary, often inviting Moses to stay in his home while doing work in the area. Bryant was involved in the effort to eliminate voter discrimination and worked to establish equal employment opportunities for minorities in railroad shops across the country. Bryant is still committed to promoting social justice and continues to preserve and maintain a Civil Rights archive collection.

Sources:

C.C. Bryant Project. “Biography.” http://www.ccbryant.org/Biography.htm