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In Struggle: Sncc and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, with a New Introduction and Epilogue by the Author

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With its radical ideology and effective tactics, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was the cutting edge of the civil rights movement during the 1960s. This sympathetic yet even-handed book records for the first time the complete story of SNCC's evolution, of its successes and its difficulties in the ongoing struggle to end white repression.

At its birth, SNCC was composed of black college students who shared an ideology of moral radicalism. This ideology, with its emphasis on nonviolence, challenged Southern segregation. SNCC students were the earliest civil rights fighters of the Second Reconstruction. They conducted sit-ins at lunch counters, spearheaded the freedom rides, and organized voter registration, which shook white complacency and awakened black political consciousness. In the process, Carson shows, SNCC changed from a group that endorsed white middle-class values to one that questioned the basic assumptions of liberal ideology and raised the fist for black power. Indeed, SNCC's radical and penetrating analysis of the American power structure reached beyond the black community to help spark wider social protests of the 1960s, such as the anti-Vietnam War movement.

Carson's history of SNCC goes behind the scene to determine why the group's ideological evolution was accompanied by bitter power struggles within the organization. Using interviews, transcripts of meetings, unpublished position papers, and recently released FBI documents, he reveals how a radical group is subject to enormous, often divisive pressures as it fights the difficult battle for social change.

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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee ( SNCC, pronounced 'snick') emerged from the seemingly sterile American political landscape of the 1950s, thrived amidst the mass struggles of the 1960s, and died in the barren atmosphere of repression, divisiveness, and self-absorption of the early 1970s. As racial discord and discontent broke through a facade of accommodation, a series of isolated acts of resistance ignited the modern African-American freedom struggle.

Synopsis:

With its radical ideology and effective tactics, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was the cutting edge of the civil rights movement during the 1960s. This sympathetic yet even-handed book records for the first time the complete story of SNCC's evolution, of its successes and its difficulties in the ongoing struggle to end white repression.

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1982 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians

About the Author

Clayborne Carson is Professor of History at Stanford University and Director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One. Coming Together

1. Sit-ins

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674447271
Subtitle:
SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s, with a New Introduction and Epilogue by the Author
Author:
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Author:
King, Martin Luther
Author:
Carson, Clayborne
Author:
Carson, Clayborne
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rights
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies/African-American Studies
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Civil Rights
Copyright:
Edition Description:
with a New Introduction and Epilogue by the Author
Series Volume:
211
Publication Date:
April 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
None
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 18 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee ( SNCC, pronounced 'snick') emerged from the seemingly sterile American political landscape of the 1950s, thrived amidst the mass struggles of the 1960s, and died in the barren atmosphere of repression, divisiveness, and self-absorption of the early 1970s. As racial discord and discontent broke through a facade of accommodation, a series of isolated acts of resistance ignited the modern African-American freedom struggle.
"Synopsis" by , With its radical ideology and effective tactics, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was the cutting edge of the civil rights movement during the 1960s. This sympathetic yet even-handed book records for the first time the complete story of SNCC's evolution, of its successes and its difficulties in the ongoing struggle to end white repression.
"Synopsis" by , 1982 Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Organization of American Historians
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