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When Students Ignited A Change In Racial Politics – NPR

This week NPR had a really great segment on SNCC, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.  Due to history classes not covering anything controversial and our parents not teaching us, our generation has no historical memory about the battles waged for Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Gay Rights, etc. – and, in the words of Ruth Rosen, “the revolution is far from over.”

Listen to the story here.

Jim Bourdier/AP Lawrence Guyot, an activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, pictured in 1963. He had removed his shirt to show newsmen where he said he was beaten by police. Guyot had been arrested for participating in a civil rights demonstration in the Greenwood, Miss., area.

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