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Tactics Pioneered by Black Student Activists in 1960

https://theconversation.com/birthed-by-hbcu-students-this-organization-offers-important-lessons-for-todays-student-activists-132643?

The founding of SNCC in April 1960 represented an important paradigm shift within the modern civil rights movement. SNCC encouraged black youth to defiantly enter spaces that they had been told to avoid all of their lives. The founding in 1960 resulted in a wave of SNCC activists being sent into the most hostile environments to register voters and mobilize African Americans for change. In doing so, SNCC ushered in the direct action phase of the movement.