Sojourner Truth Radio: December 18, 2018 - Women In SNCC Part 1 by Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod published on 2018-12-18T16:53:53Z Today on Sojourner Truth, we begin a 7-part series on the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee known as SNCC. SNCC was founded in 1960 at a meeting for student civil rights activists held at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina. The meeting was called by Black civil rights campaigner, Ms. Ella Baker, who was then with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, or SCLC. Ms. Baker convinced SCLC that such a gathering was needed, and with a grant of just $800, the gathering took place. The groups founding followed the first wave of sit-ins challenging segregation in public establishments and would catapult a generation of young activists into changing the nation and ending legislative Jim Crow era laws. They were considered the shock troops of the civil rights movement as photos and footage surfaced of these young activists being attacked by dogs, knocked down by powerful fire-fighting grade water hoses. They were arrested and beaten severely, and far too many were killed. Today, you will hear the voices of some of the women who organized with SNCC, including Brenda Travis and Jean Wiley, who began organizing with SNCC in the early 1960s. We also hear from activist and professor Doris Derby.