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Explore digitized archival materials about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC, pronounced "SNICK"), the only national civil rights organization led by young people, through SNCC Digital Gateway

Blocky text says "STOP POLICE BRUTALITY," a photo depicts a police officer with a dog on a leash and a black man in the foreground, sitting on the sidewalk leaning away from the dog. Other text in a black box says "Freedom Vote: Elect Aaron Henry for Governor, Ed King for Lt. Governor."

The SNCC represented a radical, new unanticipated force whose work continues to have great relevance today. For the first time, young people decisively entered the ranks of civil rights movement leadership. They committed themselves to full-time organizing from the bottom-up, and with this approach empowered older efforts at change and facilitated the emergence of powerful new grassroots voices. 

SNCC Digital Gateway has digitized archival materials (including interviews), a timeline, profiles of activists, a map, and more ways of exploring the legacy of SNCC.