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Julian Bond (born Horace Julian Bond), social activist & leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor, and writer. He is the former chairman of the NAACP and served 4 terms in Georgia's House of Representatives and 6 terms in Georgia's Senate. He was also the 1st president of the Southern Poverty Law Center and helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He is a graduate of Morehouse College and has received over 25 honorary degrees.

Danny Lyon :: The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee staff sit-in at Toddle House in Atlanta, Georgia, 1963 / more [+] by this photographer

Photos of Female Civil Rights Leaders

Diane Nash (far right) was the key strategist behind the first successful campaign to desegregate lunch counters in Nashville, leader of the Nashville Student Freedom Ride campaign to desegregate interstate travel, and a founder of both the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Selma Voting Rights Campaign.

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Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer was born today in 1917. She was an organizer of Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and then went to the 1964 Democratic National Convention as the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, demanding to be seated. Her uncompromising, plain-spoken advocacy embarrassed Hubert Humphrey and enraged President Johnson. She was seated as a member of Mississippi's official delegation to the Democratic National Convention of…

Josh Mac Phae, Fifty years ago, Stokely Carmichael, the leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SN...

Fannie Lou Hamer helped register Blacks to vote in Mississippi and worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which focused on racial segregation and injustice in the South.

SNCC’s Raleigh Roots

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

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Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977) 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...

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…

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Atlanta, GA

Richard Avedon, Julian Bond and members Of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1963 — at Atlanta, Georgia.

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