Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)


Created on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, on April 15, 1960, SNCC's activities initially included coordinating student-led sit-ins in Greensboro and later throughout the Deep South, supporting these activists, and helping to publicize their activities. With leaders like Stokely Carmichael, Ruby Doris Smith Robinson, and Julian Bond, among others, the group eventually led the charge against segregation and discrimination in the U.S. Its efforts during Freedom Summer led to the registration of thousands of voters as well as the creation of the MFDP.


This poster was printed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and directly questions the role of the Mississippi State Highway Patrol in violence against blacks.

From the Paul B. Johnson Collection, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.