Magazines: Inside Snick

No civil rights group puzzles the U.S. press more than S.N.C.C. (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), the young militants who go by the acronym "Snick." While some commentators applaud Snick's success in helping Southern Negroes on a grass-roots level, others fret that Snick is being infiltrated by extremists and Communists. In this month's Commentary, Novelist Robert Penn Warren digs deeper into Snick than anyone to date. In probing interviews, Warren draws out two leading Snickers (as they are called by Southern cops), who give some surprising—and reassuring—reasons for belonging to Snick.

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