THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Sandra Cason “Casey” Hayden
October 31, 1937 – January 4, 2023
“I Was Insulted About Laws Saying Who I Could Associate With.”
A force in the peace and social justice movements. Key organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during its civil rights drive in the early 1960s. Delegate to the United States National Student Association Congress at the University of Minnesota. Co-author of two articles calling out sexism within that organization and in society in general.
Photo. Ms. Hayden at a SNCC reunion in Raleigh, N.C. in 2010 with Tom Hayden, her ex-husband and a fellow activist (Photo Credit, Hayden family).
Photo from the University of Houston, Victoria, Texas.
More About Casey:
- New York Times Obituary
- Biography – SNCC Legacy Project, Digital SNCC Gateway
- Segregated Victoria Shaped Activist’s Life, Victoria Advocate, January 21, 2013
- Feminism and the Civil Rights Movement (1965), Casey Hayden and Mary King, from Mary King, Freedom Song: A Personal Story of the Civil Rights Movement (New York: Morrow, 1987), pp. 568–69, 571–74. Copyright 1987 by Mary Elizabeth King. With permission of Gerald McCaulley Agency, Inc.
- Civil Rights Digital Library
- Freedom Archives, Sex and Caste: A Kind of Memo, Casey Haden and Mary King, November 18, 1965
- Washington University, Eyes on the Prize Collection, Interview with Casey Hayden, May 1986
- Trinity College, SNCC Conference. Featuring Casey Hayden, Jean Wheeler Smith, Joyce Ladner ; moderator, Barbara Sicherman. Part of a 10 part series of video recordings of a conference held at Trinity College, Hartford, CT, April 14-16, 1988, titled, “We Shall Not Be moved: The Life and Times of the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee, 1960-1966”
- Wikipedia page
- Cited in Barbara Love’s book, Feminists Who Changed America 1963-1975, page 205