Documents from the SNCC Founding Conference
Shaw College, Raleigh, NC. April 1960

[With a wave of student-led sit-ins Sweeping Across the South in the Spring of 1960, Ella Baker, SCLC's Executive Secretary, convinces Dr. King to drain SCLC's meager funds by providing $800 to finance a conference of student sit-in leaders. She issues a Call co-signed by Dr. King for a Youth Leadership Conference over the Easter weekend at Shaw College in Raleigh NC. Out of this conference emerges the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).]

Call to Youth Leadership Conference, April, 1960. Shaw College, Raleigh, NC. (SNCC Founding Conference.)

Organizational Summary: Delegations to Youth Leadership Conference, Ella Baker, SCLC. April 21, 1960. Youth Leadership Conference, Shaw College, Raleigh, NC. (SNCC Founding Conference.)

Delegates to the Youth Leadership Conference. April 21, 1960. Youth Leadership Conference, Shaw College, Raleigh, NC. (SNCC Founding Conference.)

Bigger Than a Hamburger, published version of Ella Baker's address to the student leaders.

Recommendations of the Finding and Recomendations Committee, April, 1960. Youth Leadership Conference, Shaw College, Raleigh, NC. (SNCC Founding Conference.)

SNCC Founding Statement, April, 1960. Youth Leadership Conference, Shaw College, Raleigh, NC. (SNCC Founding Conference.)

See also Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) ("snick") for web links.

See also Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for books.


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