5 Important Organizations.
5 of the most important organizations during the 1960s.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909 by Moorfield Storey, Mary White Ovington, and W. E. B. Du Bois. They're an African-American civil rights organization in the United States.
CORE stands for The Congress of Racial Equality, it was founded in 1942 by a group of interracial students (Bernice Fisher, James R. Robinson, James L. Fisher Jr., Joe Guinn, George Houser, and Homer Jack) in Chicago.
SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) is an African American civil rights organization, the first president of this organization was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who had a large role in the civil rights movement.
SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) often pronounced "snick" was one of the most important organizations during the civil rights movement in the 60's. It began in a student meeting at Shaw University in April of 1960 which was organized by Ella Baker.
The Black Panthers
In October of 1966 in Oakland California, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther party for self-defense, it was a black political organization. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs.