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In 1962 SNCC, CORE, SCLC, and other groups founded the voter education
project (VEP). The groups sponsored funds to help educate & give
transportation to blacks. 1,386,654 were registered at the start of the VEP, and
in 1964 half of the five million blacks who are able to vote in the eleven
It was terribly difficult for the organization to succeed in the VEP they had to work so vigorously to get a huge amount of blacks ready to vote only to get a small percentage of them to vote. It was physically and financially exhausting & discouraging, but they stuck with it through thick and thin. The organization realized until the power of the citizen's council over state politics is broken; they would not be able to help the majority of blacks in the south vote.