Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.). Atlanta Office.

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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was created in 1960 at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. Its purpose was to coordinate the student protest movement. SNCC led voter registration drives in Mississippi and other southern states, held civil rights demonstrations advocating social integration, and sponsored the Freedom Summer of 1964 in Mississippi.

The Special Events Dept. was previously known as the Program Dept. Courtland Cox was the first director and Cleveland Sellers served next. While director, Sellers also acted as executive secretary to SNCC chairman Stokely Carmichael.

From the description of Special Events Dept. records, 1964-1968. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476665

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creatorOf Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.). Atlanta Office. Special Events Dept. records, 1964-1968. Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Center
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associatedWith Carmichael, Stokely. person
associatedWith Cox, Courtland. person
associatedWith Sellers, Cleveland, 1944- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Southern States
African Americans
Civil rights
Civil rights movement
College students
Freedom Train

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Active 1964

Active 1968

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