The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee was a young people’s activist group that led sit-ins, protests, and voter registration drives in the South in the 1960s. The SNCC helped Black people win civil rights protections in the 1960s, and it shows how young people have the power to make change if they organize.
SNCC Term Timeline in Stamped
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Chapter 20: Home Is Where the Hatred Is
...students led sit-ins at “Whites only” lunch counters and founded the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which was an antiracist activist group. In 1963, King led a series of protests and... (full context)
Chapter 21: When Death Comes
...from white racists. After his reelection, President Johnson turned against civil rights groups like the SNCC, which started following Malcolm X by focusing on Black empowerment and pride. Then, Malcolm X... (full context)
Chapter 22: Black Power
...conference about new racist words like “Black,” “ghetto,” and “minority.” But the Black activist and SNCC chairman Stokely Carmichael decided that Black Americans should embrace the word “Black.” He started calling... (full context)