Mario Marcel Salas

SNCC, 1968, Texas
P.O. Box 200591
San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: 210-454-3875

How We Fought for a Martin Luther King Texas Holiday

I was the coordinator of the last SNCC chapter in the United States. The San Antonio SNCC chapter was a hybrid organization as it was part Black Panther Party and SNCC. This made the members of the chapter SNCC- Panthers, The members wore SNCC blue Jean denim and Black Panther Berets. The organization had survival programs and followed the Black Panther 10 point program. Survival programs included: Free Breakfast Program, Free Legal Aid, Sickle Cell Screaning, Survellience of the Police Patrol, a Black Student Union organizing committee, and several other programs designed after the Black Panther model. This made the San Antonio SNCC chapter one of the most unique in the country.

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