Lorraine Hansberry during “impromptu song-session” at a SNCC fundraiser at the home of actor and activist Theodore Bikel. Holding hands and singing are (left to right) Avon M. Rollins, Lorraine Hansberry, Theo Bikel, Nina Simone, Marion Barry, Jr., John Lewis, unidentified man, unidentified woman, Ella Baker. July 6,1963. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating grew out of a student meeting organized by Ella Baker at Shaw University in 1960. SNCC played a major role in the sit-ins, freedom rides, voter registration, the 1963 March on Washington, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. SNCC supporters in the North raised funds for weekly salaries of $10 for SNCC workers in the South. Photo originally published in the New York Amsterdam News.