BHM: Slate Highlights SNCC in Photos

The struggle for civil rights is documented through stunning black-and-white photos.

SNCC's Ivanhoe Donaldson, Marion Barry and James Forman protest police brutality.

The Root's partner has pulled together a photo gallery of images of the SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee). The SNCC was central to the civil rights movement here in the United States. It emerged from a series of student meetings led by Ella Baker and held at Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C., in April 1960.

Leaders who ushered SNCC through various philosophical changes -- like John Lewis, Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), Ivanhoe Dixon, Willie Ricks, Cordell Reagon, James Forman, Charles Cobb and Marion Barry -- appear in the photos. SNCC members can be seen participating in various acts of resistance. There is even a photo of Frank Smith, Robert Pariss Moses and Willie Peacock the day before their Greenwood, Miss., SNCC office was firebombed in March 1963. Take a walk down memory lane with an organization that played an integral role in the fight for freedom in the United States.

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