Historic Markers Across Georgia



Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee



Marker ID:  
Location: On Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in the West End district of Atlanta, GA.
County: Fulton
Coordinates: N 33° 45.279    W 084° 25.007
  33.75465    -84.41678333
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WM7WAJ
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee Marker  



Text:

In 1960, African American students across the South launched the sit-in movement to protest segregation. Students at Atlanta´s Black colleges enthusiastically embraced the effort, spearheading racial integration of the city´s White-only establishments through sit-ins, kneel-ins, pickets and marches. Students from Atlanta and the surrounding regions established SNCC here in 1960. From their Raymond Street offices, SNCC leaders coordinated the activities of students and community organizers in comprehensive strategy to bring justice, peach and equality to the segregated South.



 
Notes:

Wikipedia - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
SNCC 1960-1966: Six years of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
The New Georgia Encyclopedia

 

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