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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1960 at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Founding Date:
1960

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Marion Barry
Politician
6-Mar-1936   Twice Mayor of Washington, DC
Harry Belafonte
Singer/Songwriter
1-Mar-1927   Calypso singer
Julian Bond
Activist
14-Jan-1940   NAACP Chairman, 1998-2010
H. Rap Brown
Activist
4-Oct-1943   Die, Nigger, Die!
Stokely Carmichael
Activist
29-Jun-1941 15-Nov-1998 Black separatist, Pan-Africanist
George E. Curry
Publisher
23-Feb-1947   Emerge editor-in-chief
Ruby Dee
Actor
27-Oct-1924   The Jackie Robinson Story
Marian Wright Edelman
Activist
6-Jun-1939   Founder, Children's Defense Fund
Dick Gregory
Activist
12-Oct-1932   Autobiography: NIGGER!
Fannie Lou Hamer
Activist
6-Oct-1917 14-Mar-1977 Organizer, Mississippi Freedom Summer
John Lewis
Politician
21-Feb-1940   Congressman, Georgia 5th
Shirley MacLaine
Actor
24-Apr-1934   Terms of Endearment
Mark Palmer
Diplomat
1941   US Ambassador to Hungary, 1986-90
Sidney Poitier
Actor
20-Feb-1927   In The Heat Of The Night
Bobby Rush
Politician
23-Nov-1946   Congressman, Illinois 1st
Mario Savio
Activist
8-Dec-1942 6-Nov-1996 Free Speech Movement
Pete Seeger
Singer/Songwriter
3-May-1919   We Shall Overcome
Howard Zinn
Historian
24-Aug-1922 27-Jan-2010 A People's History of the United States


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