SNCC

Events

The SNCC, or Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, was a civil-rights group formed to give younger blacks more of a voice in the civil rights movement.

7/5/1960

In May 1961, SNCC expanded its focus to support local efforts in voter registration as well as public accommodations desegregation.

8/28/1961

SNCC announces that it has collected over 8,000 books from Northern colleges to send to Miles colleges.

10/13/1962

SNCC members participate in a march organized by CORE to protest the killing of William Moore.

7/4/1963

Two SNCC students are convicted of leading sit-in demonstrations.

8/2/1963

SNCC went through a period of internal upheaval, becoming more radical and increasingly anti-white.

6/24/1964

As early as 1965, organization leader James Forman said he "did not know how much longer we can stay nonviolent" and in 1969, SNCC officially changed its name to the Student National Coordinating Comm

3/18/1965

SNCC sends ten of its most experienced field secretaries to Lowndes County to run the voter drive.

5/10/1965

SNCC chairman John Lewis leads a march of 50 African Americans going to the courthouse to vote.

8/12/1965

The SNCC soon became one of the movement’s more radical branches.

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