student nonviolent coordinating

Events

Greensboro, NC Sit In – Woolworth’s Lunch Counter

Approx. February 1, 1960

SNCC founded

April 16,1960

First official meeting in Atlanta

May 13,1960

Release of Student Voice Newspaper

June 1960

Freedom Rides begin in D.C .

May 1961

First voter registration project begins in McComb, MS

august 1962

Project abandoned after arrests and murders

september 1962

As head of SNCC, Barry led protests against racial segregation and discrimination

1963

In 1963, as chairman of SNCC Lewis was named one of the "Big Six" leaders who were organizing the March on Washington, the occasion of Dr. King's celebrated "I Have a Dream" speech, along with Whitney

1963

Participation in March on Washington – SNCC leader John Lewis as keynote speaker

september 1963

In 1964, Carmichael became a full-time field organizer for SNCC in Mississippi

1964

MS Freedom Summer Project

may 21,1964

Freedom Summer begins

may 21,1964

During a protest with Richardson in Maryland in June 1964, Carmichael was hit directly in a chemical gas attack by the National Guard and had to be hospitalized.[24]

june 1964

Freedom schools established

july 1964

SNCC attends DNC

August 24 1964

December 27 – SNCC excludes white members

december 27 1964

In 1965, Barry and Evans[17] moved to Washington, D.C., to open a local chapter of SNCC

1965

“Bloody Sunday”: Selma, AL

march 7 1965

SNCC splits (nonviolence vs. Black Power)

august 27 1965

After leaving SNCC in 1966, Lewis worked with community organizations and was named community affairs director for the National Consumer Co-op Bank in Atlanta

1966

In 1967, Barry and Mary Treadwell co-founded Pride, Inc., a Department of Labor-funded program to provide job training to unemployed black men

1967

Barry quit SNCC in 1967

1967

In 1967, Barry and Mary Treadwell co-founded Pride, Inc., a Department of Labor-funded program to provide job training to unemployed black men

1967

His activism in the Civil Rights Movement included involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), of which he was named chairman in 1967. That same year, he was arrested in Ca

1967

When President Richard Nixon declared July 21, 1969, National Day of Participation in honor of the moon landing by Apollo 11, Barry criticized him

1969

Changes name to Student National Coordinating Committee

December 27 1969

SNCC collapses

January 1 1972

A conference marking the 50th anniversary of the founding of SNCC was held at Shaw University on 15–18 April 2010

2010