In April of 1960, Ms. Ella Baker called together HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) and Black high school students who were engaged in defying the laws that supported white supremacy. This convening of activists from the sit-in movement led to the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
SNCC veterans founded the SNCC Legacy Project (SLP) in 2010 to document their lived experiences. In 2023, the SNCC Legacy Project Digital Movement Platform (SLP DMP), with it’s over 20,000 documents, was launched. We hope that during the year, you will use the SLP DMP to better understand the continuing struggle for human and civil rights. The accompanying document details the various SLP 2023 accomplishments and its work plans for 2024.
Over the next year, we encourage you to join the live streamed discussions about SNCC’s work in grassroots organizing being conducted at six HBCUs and six African American museums. The first session will take place on Friday, February 2, 2024 at 7:00pm EST/6:00pm CST.
Yours in the struggle,
Chair SNCC Legacy Project