Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

American student organization of the Civil Rights Movement

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, often pronounced /snɪk/ SNIK) was the main channel of student activity to the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
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Formation1960; 60 years ago (1960)
FounderElla Baker
Extinction1976; 44 years ago (1976)
Civil Rights Movement
Participatory democracy
Black power
HeadquartersAtlanta, Georgia
Deep South and Mid-Atlantic states
Main organ
The Student Voice (1960–1965)
The Movement (1966–1970)
SubsidiariesFriends of SNCC
Poor People's Corporation

Created in 1960 from the student-led sit-ins to protest segregated lunch counters in Greensboro, North Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee. The group was mainly founded and headed by Ella Baker.

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