Fannie Lou 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.
Diane Nash - A leader & strategist of the student wing of the Civil Rights Movement, Diane Nash was a member of the Freedom Riders. She also helped found the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) & the Selma Voting Rights Committee campaign, wh
Item information:periodical Created in Atlanta, GA 1 pages, x 11 The Student Voice Published in Atlanta, Georgia by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Archive information: Tougaloo College Archives - MFDP Collection, folder Folder 1
Danny Lyon: 'I put myself through an ordeal in order to create something'
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, often pronounced /ˈsnɪk/ snick) was one of the most important organizations of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. It emerged from a student meeting organized by Ella Baker held at Shaw University in April 1960. SNCC grew into a large organization with many supporters in the North who helped raise funds to support SNCC's work in the South, allowing full-time SNCC workers to have a $10 per week salary.
Unita Blackwell born March 18, 1933 in Lula, Mississippi. She was a member of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and participated in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party’s 1964 challenge at the Democratic National Convention. Mayor Blackwell was the 1st African-American female elected as mayor in Mississippi (town of Mayersville, 1976) and only the 10th African-American Mississippian elected as mayor. She is pictured in front of the home where she grew up.