This timeline case study of direct action to voter registration follows the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee SNCC from 1960 – 1962 in the United States. SNCC was founded in 1960 by young people dedicated to nonviolent, direct action tactics.
When SNCC began to work intensively in Mississippi in the summer of 1961 it became clear to SNCC activists that in the Deep South, that “voter registration was direct action. – Source
The Direct Action to Voter Registration Case Study is part of a broader timeline which covers from 1943 to the present and is part of the SNCC Digital Gateway.
The timeline provides in depth details of events and actions, such as with the Sit-ins in Greensboro, and includes images, videos, interviews, pamphlets and newspaper articles.
About the SNCC Digital Gateway
“Learn from the Past, Organize the Future, Make Democracy Work.” This is the mission statement that greets visitors at the SNCC Digital Gateway—a wide-ranging, collaborative website that documents and animates the history of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Founded in April 1960 under the guidance of veteran activist Ella Baker, SNCC became a leading civil rights organization due to countless young organizers who engaged in voter registration, political education, and direct action.
The SNCC Digital Gateway chronicles the rise of the organization, as well as its major protests, local leaders, and evolving ideological framework. The site offers an unparalleled look into SNCC’s ideological and organizational history and is a brilliant model of democratic, digital engagement.” – Source
- SNCC Digital Gateway
- Lessons from the Greensboro Student Sit-ins
- Organising Manual for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963
- How to start a direct action group to make Martin Luther King proud
- Activism and Campaign History: Start Here
- Nonviolent Direct Action (NVDA): Start Here
- History - United States of America
- Movements_Campaigns - Civil rights
- Movements_Campaigns - Civil rights - United States
- Movements_Campaigns - Student
- Movements_Campaigns – Racism_Racial justice
- Organising - Students
- Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee SNCC (Organisation - United States)
- Voters and Voting