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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee: A Brief History Of A Grass-Roots Organization

Eric Morton


The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was organized to advance and coordinate the sit-in movement, a protest technique that became prominent in1960, when four young black men sat at a segregated whites only lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and refused to leave when ordered to do so.

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