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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909 and is the oldest Civil Rights organization in the United States. When the organization was originally founded many blacks were discriminated against. The NAACP continues to fight for social justice today.
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded in 1960. Members of this group staged sitins around the United States. Most sitins took place in diners and restaurants. The goal of the SNCC was to peacefully disrupted the normal activities at the chosen location of the sitins. In 1961, the SNCC organized the Freedom Riders in response to a Supreme Court ruling.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) was founded in 1957. Martin Luther King Jr. was a Baptist preacher and had become involved in the Civil Rights movement shortly after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, AL bus in 1955. The SCLC played an instrumental role in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as the the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
The NAACP, SNCC, and SCLC each had separate missions and goals. However, each group believed in accomplishing their goals peacefully. After the several rulings by the Supreme Court to end segregation, these groups fought for equal rights for blacks. Each group played a vital role in the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
What was the final straw that separated the SNCC from the SCLC?
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