What was the SNCC and jail no bail?

Saying “Jail, No Bail,” both groups (except for one person) refused to post bail and demanded jail time rather than paying fines as a statement “that paying bail or fines indicates acceptance of an immoral system and validates their own arrests” and as a practical strategy when financial resources were limited.

What is jail no bail?

This program is a series documentary that pays tribute to the “Friendship Nine,” a group of college students who were arrested for a lunch counter sit-in in Rock Hill, SC in 1961.

What did the student nonviolent Coordinating Committee do?

SNCC sought to coordinate youth-led nonviolent, direct-action campaigns against segregation and other forms of racism. SNCC members played an integral role in sit-ins, Freedom Rides, the 1963 March on Washington, and such voter education projects as the Mississippi Freedom Summer.

What strategic advantage did the demonstrators gain by deciding to remain in jail rather than posting the $50 bail?

What strategic advantage did the demonstrators gain by deciding to remain in jail rather than posting the $50 bail? Suggested Response: Their purpose was to clog the court system and the jails, thereby increasing the pressure on the government.

What did the Friendship Nine do?

ROCK HILL, S.C. — On Jan. 31, 1961, a group of nine students was arrested after staging a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter at McCrory’s Five and Dime store on Main Street in Rock Hill. The Friendship 9 refused to bail out of jail — instead, serving 30 days hard labor to draw attention to the cause of integration.

How long did the sit-ins last?

Greensboro Sit-ins
Date February 1 – July 25, 1960 (5 months, 3 weeks and 3 days)
Location Greensboro, North Carolina
Caused by “Whites Only” lunch counters at F. W. Woolworth Company Racial segregation in public accommodations

Was the Civil Rights Movement violent or nonviolent?

In contrast, the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement chose the tactic of nonviolence as a tool to dismantle institutionalized racial segregation, discrimination, and inequality. Indeed, they followed Martin Luther King Jr.’s guiding principles of nonviolence and passive resistance.

How many of the Friendship Nine are still alive?

Other friendship Nine members who have died are Robert McCullough, Clarence Graham and James Wells. Surviving members are Willie “Dub” Massey, John Gaines, Mack Workman, Thomas Gaither, and David Williamson Jr. Funeral services have not yet been set.

Why did the Friendship Nine refuse to pay their bail?

The group was the first group of students to ever refuse to pay bail, according to The Friendship 9’s website. The organization says the group decided to do this because it was costing $100 or more to bail African American students out of jail after getting arrested for sitting at white-only counters.

What did the SNCC do?

Credit: Afro American Newspapers/Gado/Getty Images The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded in 1960 in the wake of student-led sit-ins at segregated lunch counters across the South and became the major channel of student participation in the civil rights movement.

What was the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNC)?

As the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee became more radical in the mid-1960s, its members became known within the civil rights movement as the “shock troops of the revolution.” During the Freedom Rides in May 1961, teams of activists (many of them students) rode buses in mixed racial groups into and across the South.

Is SNCC the youth wing of the SCLC?

Though King and others hoped that SNCC would function as the youth wing of the SCLC, Baker stressed the importance of remaining independent and unaffiliated with other civil rights groups.

Why did SNCC break away from SCLC?

SNCC members were outraged by events at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, where the party refused to replace the all-white Mississippi delegation with one from the integrated Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Their anger contributed to a growing distance between SNCC and more mainstream civil rights organizations like King’s SCLC.