For the past six months of so, I’ve been obsessed with black history and learning about the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. This all started when I began research on the Black Power Movement and the Black Panthers. There was so much that I didn’t know and it excited me to the point where I wanted to share my findings with the world…and I didn’t want to wait until February to do it.
…so here you have it…YouTube videos!
This week I’m celebrating the legacy of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, also known as SNCC. These heroes weren’t necessarily unsung, but there are several people who’ve never heard of them or know exactly what they did. Check out my first episode of my newest YouTube series, “Black History Moments” below.
As I mentioned in the video, what I admire most about SNCC was that these civil rights advocates were students! Think about where you were in life when you were a freshman in college. You likely were trying to figure out what you wanted to do with your life, checking out the hot guy or girl on campus, juggling multiple classes with a ton of work and so on. These students so selflessly gave their time and dedicated their lives to fight for basic rights that we enjoy today.
That’s something to celebrate!