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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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n acronym for (in the US)

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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