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1 Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee By: Heather Britt

2  On February 1, 1960  A group of 4 black college students (Joseph McNeil, Izell Blair, Franklin McCain and David Richmond) from North Carolina A&T University refused to leave a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro where they had been denied service  This sparked a wave of other sit-ins in college towns across the South.

3  April 15, 1960  The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was created on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh to help coordinate sit-ins, support their leaders, and publicize their activities.  SNCC became an organization of grassroots organizers.

4  Nonviolence as the driving philosophy behind the organization.  To rally support from whites and blacks to help support the movement.  Against the Vietnam War in the beginning of 1966  Opened the door for the feminist movement.  Black Power


6  John Lewis was an influential SNCC leader and is recognized by most as one of the important leaders of the civil rights movement as a whole.  He was born on February 21, 1940, in Troy, Alabama. His family were sharecroppers.  He was a hard-working young man who overcame poverty and political disenfranchisement to educate himself.  He graduated from the American Baptist Theological Seminary in Nashville and then received a bachelor's degree in Religion and Philosophy from Fisk University.  In 1961, Lewis joined SNCC in the Freedom Rides. Riders traveled the South challenging segregation at interstate bus terminals. Lewis and others received death threats and were severely beaten by angry mobs.  In 1986, he was elected to Congress

7  Born in January 1940, in Nashville, Tennessee.  Bond was one of the several hundred students who formed SNCC.  He is currently the chairman of the NAACP.  He is also a Distinguished Professor at American University in Washington, D.C., and a professor in history at the University of Virginia.

8  Known as the lady who was "sick and tired of being sick and tired,“  Born October 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi.  SNCC Field Secretary and traveled around the country speaking and registering people to vote.  Co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP).  She died on March 14, 1977, at the age of 59.

9  Born in 1935 in Harlem.  Moses was visiting his uncle in Hampton, Virginia. He witnessed a sit-in in progress in Newport News and slipped into the middle of it.  Moses made a trip to Mississippi to gather people to come to Atlanta in October for a SNCC conference.  Moses was later involved in education reform.

10  Born on December 13, 1903, in Norfolk, Virginia.  Baker studied at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She graduated in 1927 as class valedictorian and then moved to New York City.  She wanted to help the new student activists and organized a meeting at Shaw University for the student leaders of the sit-ins in April 1960.  Ella Baker died on December 13, 1986, in New York City.

11  Born on November 15, 1941, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.  Studied philosophy at Howard University.  Was the leader of the Non-Violent Action Group (NAG). Brought NAG into affiliation with SNCC.  Took part in the SNCC Freedom Rides of 1961  In 1966, he was elected chairman of SNCC and soon after raised the cry of "black power.“  He changed his name to Kwame Ture and later moved to Africa, adopting the cause of pan-Africanism.  Carmichael died in Guinea on November 16, 1998 of prostate cancer. He was 57 years old.

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