Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Summary

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Women had many different roles in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, otherwise known as SNCC, but the legacy of their roles is not as important as the debate over their treatment. The experiences of women varied greatly depending on whether the woman was black or white. Most literature examining this issue until recently was written by white women, which provided a different perspective from black women’s stories. White women had more complaints and frustrations regarding subordination compared to black women. Gender as well as race created tensions in SNCC, and these problems created foreshadowed the feminist movement.
SNCC was created in the spring of 1960. In SNCC’s founding statement, the authors explained that the purpose
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