|Founder||Peter J. Countryman|
|Type||Civil rights organization|
|Focus||Tutoring 3,500 inner city youth in northeastern cities (1963); later sent students to sit-ins in the South and organized direct-action protests in the North.|
|Origins||Conference of the New England Student Christian Movement (1961)|
|Method||Volunteerism, education, community organizing|
Peter J. Countryman
William L. Strickland
|Slogan||"...to build community organizations so that the deprived can use their power for change." --William L. Strickland |
|http://gatheringforjustice.ning.com/photo/freedom-north-the-northern?context=latest NSM veterans Bill Strickland, Frank Joyce and Joan Cannaday Countryman in a 2010 panel discussion in Raleigh, N.C., sponsored by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.|
The Northern Student Movement (NSM) was an Yale University in 1961 by Peter J. Countryman (1942–1992). It grew out of the work of a committee formed by the New England Student Christian Movement. Its initial convention, the Inter-Collegiate Conference on Northern Civil Rights, was held at Sarah Lawrence College in April 1962.
The records of the Northern Student Movement, including a complete run of its periodical, Freedom North, are on file with the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division of the New York Public Library.
Notes and references
- , New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 2001, pp. 462-463.Organizing Black America: An Encyclopedia of African American AssociationsNina Mjagkij (ed.), ISBN 0-8153-2309-3 In 1967, the New England Student Christian Movement changed its name to the University Christian Movement in New England. 
- , p. 181.
- , May 17, 1963.Time"Education: Down-to-Earth Idealism,"
- , University of Kansas, v. 47, no. 1, (2006) pp. 53-79.American StudiesMandi Issacs Jackson, "Harlem's Rent Strike and Rat War: Representation, Housing Access and Tenant Resistance in New York, 1958-1964,"
- , May 10, 1965.The NationJack Newfield, "The Student Left,"
- Abstract: Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) Conference, Raleigh, N.C., 2010
- Northern Student Movement Records, 1961-1966, New York Public Library. Strickland later joined the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst .
- Northern Student Movement: A collection of articles and links to resources that describe the work of a civil rights organization founded by Peter Countryman and others....
- Columbia University Libraries, Columbia Center for Oral History: Oral history interviews about the Northern Student Movement