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 to join the Summer 1965 SCOPE project while a freshman in the winter of 1964 along with his college roommate Phil McKenna and several other UCSB students.
Here is a home movie by SCOPE worker Ivan Rasmussen converted to video of a Voting Rights March in Sussex County, VA, in July of 1965. Lanny can be seen at 00:37.
The story of the SCOPE Project is told in detail in Willy Leventhal’s 2005 book, The SCOPE of Freedom. It is no longer in print but still available online.