What was the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and When was the SNCC formed?

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), often pronounced as “snick,” was formed in 1960 to coordinate student protests, such as the sit-ins in the South.

SNCC’s goals were to desegregate public lunch counters, rest rooms, parks, theaters, and schools; to register all blacks in the South to vote; and to get whites to practice nondiscriminatory practices in hiring.

In 1962, Robert Moses, a Harvard-educated schoolteacher, brought together a staff of SNCC organizers to help black Mississippi citizens achieve voting rights.

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