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Arsnick

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas
(Book - 2011)
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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) arrived in Arkansas in October 1962 at the request of the Arkansas Council on Human Relations, the state affiliate of the Southern Regional Council. SNCC efforts began with Bill Hansen, a young white Ohioan--already an early veteran of the civil rights movement--who traveled to Little Rock in the early sixties to help stimulate student sit-in movements promoting desegregation. Thanks in large part to SNCC's bold initiatives, most of Little Rock's public and private facilities were desegregated by 1963, and in the years that followed many more SNCC volunteers rushed to the state to set up projects across the Arkansas Delta to help empower local people to take a stand against racial discrimination. In the five short years before it disbanded, the SNCC's Arkansas Project played a pivotal part in transforming the state, yet this fascinating branch of the national organization has barely garnered a footnote in the history of the civil rights movement. This collection serves as a corrective by bringing articles on SNCC's activities in Arkansas together for the first time, by providing powerful firsthand testimonies, and by collecting key historical documents from SNCC's role in the region's emergence from the slough of southern injustice.
Title: Arsnick
the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Arkansas
Publisher: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2011
Characteristics: xiv, 287 p., [18] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Kirk, John A. 1970-
Wallach, Jennifer Jensen 1974-
ISBN: 1557289662
9781557289667
1557289689
9781557289681
Branch Call Number: E185.615 .A788 2011
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Jensen Wallach and John A. Kirk
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: African Americans Segregation Arkansas History 20th century Sources African Americans Civil rights History 20th century Sources Civil rights movements Arkansas History 20th century Sources African Americans Segregation Arkansas History 20th century African Americans Civil rights History 20th century Civil rights movements Arkansas History 20th century Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) Sources Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
Topical Term: African Americans
African Americans
Civil rights movements
African Americans
African Americans
Civil rights movements
LCCN: 2011019137
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