- a U.S. civil-rights organization formed by students and active especially during the 1960s, whose aim was to achieve political and economic equality for blacks through local and regional action groups.
Origin of SNCC
orig., S(tudent) N(onviolent) C(oordinating) C(ommittee)
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Examples from the Web for sncc
This event, know as “Turn Around Tuesday,” enraged many of the demonstrators, especially the young SNCC activists.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
In 1962, Hamer attended a meeting about black voter registration sponsored by SNCC.Remembering Civil Rights Heroine Fannie Lou Hamer: 'I'm Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired'
Lottie L. Joiner
September 2, 2014
They were trying to mirror SNCC and SDS globally and move the Peace Corps in that direction.Tom Hayden’s Feelings on Occupy Wall Street Run Hot and Cold
April 30, 2012
- Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (1960–69) and Student National Coordinating Committee (from 1969); a civil-rights organization
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Word Origin and History for sncc
1960, initialism from Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which was organized in 1960.
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