Date of Birth
Civil Rights Activist
Claim to Fame
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
Charles Sherrod Biography »
Charles Sherrod (born 1937) was a key member and organizer of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. He became the first SNCC field secretary and SNCC director of southwest Georgia. His leadership there led to the Albany Movement. He also participated in the Selma Voting Rights Movement and in many other arenas of the 1960s movement era.
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