By ; Sydney Gwyn

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  1. 1960
  2. Robert Moses - Leader
  3. Student organized and led
  4. Response to feelings that NAACP and SCLC weren't keeping up with demands of youth
  5. Interracial (at first)
  6. President Eisenhower responded to the quest for se-segregation and equality by passing the Civil Rights Act of 1957, to protect the right of African Americans to vote.
  7. The Greensboro students, whose names were Joseph McNeil, Ezell Blair, Jr., David Richmond, and Franklin McCain, were refused service but they kept their seats.
  8. Their form of Lunch counter protest against segregation, known as the Greensboro sit-in, spread throughout the South resulting in a massive boycott of stores with segregated lunch counters.


  • Capitalize on the success of a surge of sit-ins in Southern college towns, where black students refused to leave restaurants in which they were denied service based on their race.
  • Its members faced increased violence, because they was sitting in white peoples spot and whites didn't think they belonged because they was in white buildings.
  • They was involved with the Black Panthers.
  • Evolved from a coordinating agency to a hands-on organization, helping local leadership in rural and small-town communities across the South participate in a variety of protests, as well as in political and economic organizing campaigns.

Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee

The Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee was very interesting because they sat there and took everybody's crap, if that was me, I couldn't because they had hot liquids poored on them. The people of this group must of had alot of courage because they was I know I couldn't have done that. 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 hole.

Julian Bond was the first black president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, the oldest black private college in the U. S., Fannie Lou Hamer, Bob Moses was he attended Hamilton College and went on to earn a master's degree in philosophy from Harvard, Ella Baker was a slave, her grandmother had been whipped for refusing to marry a man chosen for her by the slave owner. Stokeley Carmichael attended the prestigious Bronx High School of Science where he excelled academically. After high school, Carmichael studied philosophy at Howard University. There was alot more of people who was involved.