Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

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Duration: About 1960 - 1970s (Africa activity known to taken place in 1964-1968)
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States


The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was one of the major organizations involved in the U.S. civil rights movement. In 1964, SNCC was one of the sponsors of a protest at the South African Consulate to the United Nations in solidarity with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and seven others then on trial in South Africa. In 1965, it co-sponsored a demonstration at Chase Manhattan Bank protesting the bank's loans to South Africa. SNCC representatives attended the International Seminar on Racism, Colonialism and Apartheid in Southern Africa held in Kitwe, Zambia in 1967 and testified on South Africa at the United Nations. (Source: SNCC documents on this website and the Civil Rights Movement Documents SNCC Documents accessed August 29, 2014.)