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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.