The SCOPE Project


SCOPE BUTTON  SCOPE = Summer Community Organization & Political Education


The SCOPE Project of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was a bold voter registration civil rights initiative conducted from 1965-66 in 120 counties in six southern states.


Lanny was recruited in the Spring of 1965 by Rev. Hosea Williams along with his college roommate Phil McKenna and several other UCSB students.

SB News-Press1965 copy


Read about Lanny’s experience in the UCSB SCOPE Project of 1965 at the Civil Rights Movement Veterans website (


The story of the SCOPE Project is told in detail in Willy Leventhal’s 2005 book, The SCOPE of Freedom. It can be ordered directly from the author at

SCOPE of Freedom

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