Morehouse alum Frank Smith, Jr. is a member of the Council of the District of Columbia representing Ward 1.  In 1960, Smith participated in the Rich's Department Store boycotts in Atlanta; and almost at the same time he was working with other students to establish Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. As a founding member of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Smith is recognized by his Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee peers as the first Student Nonviolent Coordinating…

Morehouse alum Frank Smith, Jr. is a member of the Council of the District of Columbia representing Ward 1. In 1960, Smith participated in the Rich's Department Store boycotts in Atlanta; and almost at the same time he was working with other students to establish Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. As a founding member of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Smith is recognized by his Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee peers as the first Student Nonviolent Coordinating…

Diane Nash A leader and strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash was a member of the famous Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Selma VotingDiane Nash A leader and strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash was a member of the famous Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Selma Voting Rights Committee campaign…

Diane Nash A leader and strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash was a member of the famous Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Selma VotingDiane Nash A leader and strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash was a member of the famous Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Selma Voting Rights Committee campaign…

The Albany Movement was a desegregation campaign formed on November 17, 1961, in Albany, Georgia. Local activists from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), theThe Albany Movement was a desegregation campaign formed on November 17, 1961, in Albany, Georgia. Local activists from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the…

The Albany Movement was a desegregation campaign formed on November 17, 1961, in Albany, Georgia. Local activists from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), theThe Albany Movement was a desegregation campaign formed on November 17, 1961, in Albany, Georgia. Local activists from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the…

During the early 1960s, the Freedom Singers from Georgia performed throughout the country. The group mainly performed in hope of raising money to help the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and to spread awareness to their audiences about grassroots organizing. Most freedom songs were ...During the early 1960s, the Freedom Singers from Georgia performed throughout the country. The group mainly performed in hope of raising money to help the Student Nonviolent Coordinating…

During the early 1960s, the Freedom Singers from Georgia performed throughout the country. The group mainly performed in hope of raising money to help the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and to spread awareness to their audiences about grassroots organizing. Most freedom songs were ...During the early 1960s, the Freedom Singers from Georgia performed throughout the country. The group mainly performed in hope of raising money to help the Student Nonviolent Coordinating…

Frank Smith, Jr., a civil rights activist and politician in Washington, D.C., is most recognized as the first person associated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to be sent Mississippi to register voters. Smith was born in Newnan, Georgia, on September 17, 1942. He attended M...Frank Smith, Jr., a civil rights activist and politician in Washington, D.C., is most recognized as the first person associated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to be…

Frank Smith, Jr., a civil rights activist and politician in Washington, D.C., is most recognized as the first person associated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to be sent Mississippi to register voters. Smith was born in Newnan, Georgia, on September 17, 1942. He attended M...Frank Smith, Jr., a civil rights activist and politician in Washington, D.C., is most recognized as the first person associated with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to be…

“The only politics in this country that's relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution... none other.” H Rap Brown, born Hubert Gerold Brown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on October 4, 1943, is a prominent figure“The only politics in this country that’s relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution… none other.” H Rap Brown, born Hubert Gerold Brown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on October 4, 1943, is a prominent figure of the Black Liberation struggle. He became…

“The only politics in this country that's relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution... none other.” H Rap Brown, born Hubert Gerold Brown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on October 4, 1943, is a prominent figure“The only politics in this country that’s relevant to black people today is the politics of revolution… none other.” H Rap Brown, born Hubert Gerold Brown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on October 4, 1943, is a prominent figure of the Black Liberation struggle. He became…

April 15, 1960, about 150 student leaders from 10 states met at Shaw University in Raleigh for the “Southwide Leadership Conference on Nonviolent Resistance to Segregation.” The organization was the beginning of SNCC

April 15, 1960, about 150 student leaders from 10 states met at Shaw University in Raleigh for the “Southwide Leadership Conference on Nonviolent Resistance to Segregation.” The organization was the beginning of SNCC

James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on October 4, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. As an 11-month-old baby, he was sent to live with his grandmother…James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on…

James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on October 4, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. As an 11-month-old baby, he was sent to live with his grandmother…James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on…

No discussion of the Civil Rights Movement would be complete without studying and discussing the work of Diane Nash. Born in 1938 to a middle class, Catholic family in Chicago and raised partially by her grandmother, she initially planned on becoming a nun, but decided instead to enroll in Howard Un...Diane Nash: Co-Founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

No discussion of the Civil Rights Movement would be complete without studying and discussing the work of Diane Nash. Born in 1938 to a middle class, Catholic family in Chicago and raised partially by her grandmother, she initially planned on becoming a nun, but decided instead to enroll in Howard Un...Diane Nash: Co-Founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Freedom Summer was a nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi’s segregated political system during 1964. It began late in 1963 when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) decided to recruit several hundred northern ...Freedom Summer was a nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi’s segregated political system during 1964. It began late in 1963 when the Student Nonviolent…

Freedom Summer was a nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi’s segregated political system during 1964. It began late in 1963 when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) decided to recruit several hundred northern ...Freedom Summer was a nonviolent effort by civil rights activists to integrate Mississippi’s segregated political system during 1964. It began late in 1963 when the Student Nonviolent…

Fannie Lou Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant activist of civil rights.

Fannie Lou Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant activist of civil rights.

As a college student, Julian Bond was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960. In 1998 he was appointed chairman of the NAACP and served until 2010 when he resigned at the age of 70. He continues to fight for civil rights and rights for all human beings.  Diane Nash a leader and strategist of the student wing of the 1960's movement. Her efforts included the first successful Civil Rights Campaign to integrate lunch counters, the Freedom Riders, and founding…

Experiencing Selma With Oprah And Our Civil Rights Legends

As a college student, Julian Bond was a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1960. In 1998 he was appointed chairman of the NAACP and served until 2010 when he resigned at the age of 70. He continues to fight for civil rights and rights for all human beings. Diane Nash a leader and strategist of the student wing of the 1960's movement. Her efforts included the first successful Civil Rights Campaign to integrate lunch counters, the Freedom Riders, and founding…

Poster, printed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, questions the role of the Mississippi State Highway Patrol in violence against blacks.  Courtesy, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

Poster, printed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, questions the role of the Mississippi State Highway Patrol in violence against blacks. Courtesy, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.

Hollis Watkins and Arvenna Hall of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) after being released from jail, Jackson, Mississippi.

Hollis Watkins and Arvenna Hall of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) after being released from jail, Jackson, Mississippi.

As a student at Southern University in Louisiana, Hubert Gerold Brown, known as H. Rap Brown (b. 1943), joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became its national chairman. Brown is shown standing in front of New York’s SNCC headquarters. In 1968 he left the SNCC to join the Black Panther Party and became its justice minister. Imprisoned in Attica (1971–1976) for a shootout in a New York bar, he converted to Islam. He took the name Jamil Abdullah al-Amin and…

As a student at Southern University in Louisiana, Hubert Gerold Brown, known as H. Rap Brown (b. 1943), joined the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became its national chairman. Brown is shown standing in front of New York’s SNCC headquarters. In 1968 he left the SNCC to join the Black Panther Party and became its justice minister. Imprisoned in Attica (1971–1976) for a shootout in a New York bar, he converted to Islam. He took the name Jamil Abdullah al-Amin and…

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