April 7, 1936-July 21, 2021
Born in Georgia and raised in South Carolina, Jane was SNCC's first staff person. A student at Union Theological Seminary in New York City in 1960, Ella Baker convinced Jane to come to Atlanta to staff the new SNCC office. “I came here because I, too, needed to be free, respected, understood … Being white doesn’t answer your problems, being able to go in anywhere does not end your needs,” she wrote to a friend."
Quote from SNCC Digital, https://snccdigital.org/people/jane-stembridge/