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The 50th Anniversary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

WHEREAS, the NAACP is celebrating its centennial year in the civil rights struggle this year (2009); and

WHEREAS, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC – pronounced ―Snick‖) is planning a National Reunion next April at Shaw University in Raleigh, where SNCC was founded 50 years ago under the leadership of civil rights icon and the NAACP Field Director, Ms. Ella J. Baker; and

WHEREAS, the two organizations have worked together, helping to bring about a revolutionary change in American Society making it possible for a black man to serve as President of the United States.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that all NAACP members and units be encouraged to attend the SNCC 50th reunion; and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that all members be encouraged to attend SNCC veterans and supporters to join and become active in their local, state, regional and national NAACP units. In as much as SNCC and many of its members have been active in the NAACP.

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