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  1. 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.
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Origin of SNCC

orig., S(tudent) N(onviolent) C(oordinating) C(ommittee)
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n acronym for (in the US)
  1. 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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