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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Description

On February 1, 1960, a group of black college students from North Carolina A&T University refused to leave a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina where they had been denied service. This sparked a wave of other sit-ins in college towns across the South. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC (pronounced "snick"), was created on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh two months later to coordinate these sit-ins, support their leaders, and publicize their activities.

Language

English

Citation

“Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee,” ibiblio catalog, accessed September 16, 2014, http://www.ibiblio.org/catalog/items/show/3624.