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Georgia Legislature refuses to seat Julian Bond Events

When SNCC issued its statement opposing the Vietnam War, members of the Georgia State Legislature pressed newly-elected Julian Bond to disassociate himself from SNCC. Bond refused, and they voted to… Read More

Murder of Sammy Younge & SNCC’s Statement on Vietnam Events

The murder of Vietnam Navy veteran Sammy Younge was a major reason for SNCC’s public denunciation of the Vietnam War. On January 3, 1966, the 21-year-old SNCC worker tried to… Read More

President Johnson signs Voting Rights Act Events

It was a chilly spring morning on March 7, 1965, when some 600 people marched over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama protesting the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson,… Read More

Poor People’s Corporation organized Events

Even with the victories of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act, SNCC workers and their allies confronted new challenges in the late 1960s. “I feel… Read More

MFDP Challenge at Democratic National Convention Events

Almost immediately after arriving in Atlantic City, the MFDP delegation set up a 24-hour vigil for James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner on the busy and popular boardwalk. With… Read More

Albany Movement formed Events

In October 1961, SNCC field secretaries Charles Sherrod and Cordell Reagon, later joined by Charles Jones, traveled to Albany, Georgia where local citizens, especially students at Albany State College (today… Read More

SNCC arrives in Albany Events

By 1961 SNCC, still practically brand new, was trying to craft its identity and find its footing following the sit-in movement. Some wanted to keep with the tradition of the… Read More

SNCC debates direct action & voter registration at Highlander Events

A year after SNCC’s founding, a critical debate almost destroyed the young organization: voter registration versus direct action. It came to a head at a tumultuous meeting at the Highlander… Read More

Amzie Moore puts voter registration on table at SNCC Atlanta conference Events

In the summer of 1960, using Ella Baker’s extensive network, Bob Moses traveled through the Deep South to recruit students to attend SNCC’s October conference in Atlanta. A key person… Read More

Founding of SNCC Events

When the sit-in movement erupted in February 1960 and spread rapidly across the south, Ella Baker, then SCLC executive director, immediately recognized the potential of this outbreak of student protest… Read More