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  • Celebrating SNCC: 60 Years of Social Justice  

    On April 17, 1960, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded on the campus of Shaw University. The student-led, grassroots organization was dedicated to ensuring that people of color had the freedom to exercise their full rights as citizens. SNCC was founded by a group of student leaders who were not content to simply wait for change. Many were leaders of the growing sit-in movement that was attracting national attention; among them was then-Shaw sophomore, Dr. David C. Forbes, Sr., who became a founding member of SNCC. Shaw University alumna and activist, Ella Baker, believed that young activists were a valuable resource to the civil rights movement, and facilitated the convening of student leaders and civil rights elders of the day. From that pivotal first meeting on Shaw’s Campus, SNCC went on to become a major force that reinvigorated America’s civil rights movement.

  • Virtual Watch Party

    In partnership with the Shaw University National Alumni Association, please join us as we honor the 60th Anniversary of the Founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) with a “Shaw Rising” Documentary Virtual Watch Party on Friday, April 17, 2020, at 9 p.m. EST.

    The link to the Virtual Watch Party to follow.

  • #Give60ForSNCC Campaign 

    You can make an impact now in helping Shaw University to preserve its history and welcome young minds to look at SNCC beyond 2020. Show your support in honor of SNCC’s 60th anniversary joining many from around the country to #GIVE60ForSNCC Campaign. With each contribution of $60 you will receive a limited edition SNCC 60 T-shirt; $160 or more also includes a listing in the Annual Report as a SNCC 60 Anniversary Supporter. Give online at or text 'BEARS' to 919-396-6300.


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