Join the Center for Nonviolent solutions for We Grow Into Courage.

Wednesday, April 12, 5:30-7:00 pm

Saxe Room – Worcester Public Library

3 Salem Square, Worcester

The civil rights readings are excerpted from Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC

SNCC (pronounced “SNICK”) was founded in April 1960 by leaders of the sit-ins that began on Black colleges in the South. It was the only national civil rights organization led by young people. Mentored by the legendary Black organizer Ella Baker, SNCC activists became full-time organizers working with adult leaders to build local grassroots organizations in the Deep South. SNCC focused on voter registration and mounting a systemic challenge to the white supremacy that governed the country’s entrenched political, economic, and social structures.

—Judy Richardson, “The Way We Were: The SNCC Teenagers Who Changed America”