THE SOUTHERN NEGRO YOUTH CONGRESS: LEGACIES OF SNYC AND THE SOUTHERN RADICAL TRADITION
Rothmund, David Cameron
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Postwar anticommunist rhetoric decimated the American left; however, the Southern Negro Youth Congress (SNYC) continued to shape the post-war political climate through organizational partnerships. This thesis examines (SNYC), during the New Deal, the second World War, and the early years of the Cold War. It shows that The SNYC established itself as an important part of the long Civil Rights Movement, yet has remained relatively absent from African American history and the history of the old left. Nevertheless, the work of SNYC played an important role in creating a Southern popular front grew from the New Deal and the effort to create a post-war civil rights movement.