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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee is a pacifist organization of Civil Rights which means that their intentions were not to create violence. “It started off in April 1960 after a student meeting organized by Ella Josephine Baker at the Shaw University in North Carolina. This organization fought against racism, fought for Black power, they wanted to show that an ordinary man, woman, a young and old person could perform extraordinary tasks.
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