Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Freedom Democratic Party Pinbacks

Lot of 3 pinbacks related to the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, comprising: 

One Man / One Vote / FDP, diam. 1.5 in. -- One Man / One Vote / SNCC, diam. 1.5 in. -- Student Nonviolent / Coordinating Committee / Support Southern Students, diam. 2 in. All with black and white text. 

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was formed in 1960 as an outgrowth of civil rights actions such as sit-ins at restaurants in the South. Martin Luther King, Jr. hoped it would become the youth wing of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, but other student organizers thought it should remain autonomous. Initially, the organization focused on Gandhian nonviolent actions, such as "Freedom Rides" along the interstates of the South, and testing a Supreme Court ruling that declared segregation of interstate travel facilities unconstitutional. They then began voter registration drives throughout the South. Violent push-back from white segregationists was encountered along the way. During the summers, SNCC was joined by white college students from northern schools, especially for voter registration in the 1964 "Freedom Summer." Unfortunately, several lives were lost in these efforts. In 1964, SNCC supported the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (FDP), in protest to the all-white Democratic Party in that state.


Ink stains to verso on all.

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