Letter from SNCC Executive Committee to MLK

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John Lewis and Silas Norman of SNCC write Dr. King to address their organization's grievances with the SCLC, specifically the SCLC's lack of cooperation in the Selma Voting Rights campaign. Members of SNCC state their disagreement with the march planned for March 7, 1965 because "the objectives of the march do not justify the danger and the resources involved." Lewis and Norman request a meeting with Dr. King to discuss reconciliation between SNCC and the SCLC. The letter was written shortly before Lewis, Hosea Williams and 500 other marchers were beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a day that came to be known as "Bloody Sunday."

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