The Southern Youth Movement, No. 3, 1962
When this letter appeared in the Reader's Forum, Julian Bond was one of leaders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
It was with great interest that I read Reader's Forum by Wilfred Callender (FREEDOMWAYS, Spring 1962). I was a little distressed that there was no mention in his piece of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the organization I work for.
SNCC, or "snick" as Attorney Len Holt calls us in his article A Southern Lawyer Speaks of Freedom (FREEDOMWAYS, Spring 1962), was founded at a conference of student sit-in leaders in Raleigh, North Carolina, in April 1960. Called by SCLC, the gathering was a needed one, for although the chief virtue of the student protest movement has been its spontaneity, there was a need for communication between the students, a need for an exchange of techniques, and a need for a coordination of effort.
At Raleigh, a committee was formed with one representative from each state. Marion Barry, then a student at Fisk University, was