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This is an engaging, galvanizing, and revealing work on the Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee. Zinn claims in the preface that it's not a complete history; it's not that, nor is it impartial. Zinn was himself there, sweating with the marchers, listening to Fannie Lou Hamer, and shaking with indignation at the segregationists. He describes SNCC mission and connects it to broader concurrent social movements. He argues the merits of nonviolence, the necessity of black-white unity, and for intervention by the Federal government. You learn about the Freedom Rides, Freedom Summer, McComb, and lots of everything else in between.
Review: SNCC: The New AbolitionistsUser Review - Goodreads
What an incredible story! Never have I read such a thorough story about SNCC before. What I was especially drawn to was the inaction and really, the failure of the Justice Department and both the ...