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1961 CORE (Congress of Racial Equailty) SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee – orgins in the sitin movement Feb 1960 Sit-in movement started in Greensboro, NC 4 NCa&T sophomores…sitting in dorm….seem to slow down…frustrated movement has stalled. Why waiting? Skip class woolsworth lunch counter . dump ketchup and mustard on them (white men) Fisk in Nashville…overnight… Form backbone of SNCC Freedom Riders – draws attention of the world to the south Reach Jackson – Tougaloo college – Woolworths on Captiol St. Store Manager closes store….later arrested (riders) sent to Parchman after refused to pay fines “agitators” black Mississippians don’t want any part of this… EMITT TILL, James Meredith – Kosciusko (hometown) in AirForce during WWII June 1962 – Federal court order UM to admit him. Gov. Ross Barnett invokes the idea of state nullification. Graduated in 1964 Columbia ’66? Returns to MS that hes going to march and protest for Voting rights…Memphis to Jackson alone. Lone wolf – no part of the organizations. Shot in back during his march. Lived and
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