Historical Groups Page Headline

  • sncc

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

    On October 31st, 2016 I was privileged enough to be present for a round table discussion with an exponential leader of the Civil Rights Movement, Mr. Lonnie King. Mr. King spoke with such passion and conviction that it was easy to understand how he was capable of forming the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, also known as SNCC.

  • Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR)

    The Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR)

    The sit-ins at Rich’s department store in Atlanta, Georgia are a forgotten story of resilience, hard work, and sacrifice for change. The Atlanta sit-ins were not just an isolated incident, but rather a string of demonstrations.This points to the determination of the people involved. All too much, we focus on the protests and demonstrations that occur every day, but we often forget to focus our attention on the individual people that make it happen. 

  • core

    The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

    The he Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) was formed in 1942 as one of the leading activist groups during the Civil Rights Movement. CORE was founded by a group of students at the University of Chicago. Founding members included: James L. Farmer, Jr., George Houser, James R. Robinson, Samuel E. Riley, Bernice Fisher, Homer Jack and Joe Guinn. CORE was an extension of the Fellowship of Reconciliation.