1960S BLACK STUDENT MOVEMENT: SNCC – 'THE SIT-IN'

“In the sixties one of the main objectives of the black student movement was to breakdown barriers to African Americans achieving economic, political, and social parity in American society. When these barriers were temporarily altered, many African Americans thought the  “collective” struggle was over and concentrated on individual success. African Americans need to understand that individual success for African Americans (who are an oppressed nationality) is interrelated to group success because a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” Muhammad Ahmad (Max Stanford)

Eyes on the Prize – 03 – Ain\'t Scared of Your Jails 1960-1961

Ain’t scared of your jails chronicles the courage displayed by thousands of young people and college students who joined the ranks of the movement and gave it new direction. In … Read More

Bob Moses interviewed by Julian Bond: Explorations in Black Leadership Series

Julian Bond interviews Bob Moses, who joined with him in 1960 as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Moses played pivotal roles in voter registration drives, sit-ins … Read More

Julian Bond Discusses History of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Julian Bond, co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a history professor at tte University of Virginia, delivers a keynote address at “50 Years After the Sit-Ins,” a conference … Read More

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