In the contemporary world, most governments, both the developed and the developing ones are determined to safeguard the rights if the individuals in order to ensure that each person enjoys the privileges of being a citizen. Moreover, the aspect of honoring the rights of individuals have been extended even to institutions which were not initially being given the consideration of being subjected or mandated to observe the rights of the occupants, such as in prisons. Currently, individuals can form a group or an organization that serves as a watchdog by ensuring that their rights are observed. In this connection, students in the colleges and universities have been forming student unions that are vibrant to not only fighting for the rights of the students but also respond to some of the policies that are implemented by the county or the national government. Apparently, the emergence of student unions can also be traced on 1st February 1960, when the first Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was formed in Greensboro, North Carolina (Luther, 2010). The SNCC was started by four black college students in Greensboro, though Martin Luther King Jr. and some close allies had some contributions to its formation. This paper pays high attention to the analysis of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee through the lens of some of the leadership theories and the challenges, strengths associated with the how past or current leaders have developed the activism movement and providing recommendations concerning how well the leaders could have developed it in order to be effective.
The student nonviolent Coordinating Committee
As indicated earlier, this student group emerged when four black students started a sit-in protest movement in Greensboro, North Carolina. However, Martin Luther King and some of his associates had a hand in the formation and expansion of the SNCC, and his core intention was to coerce this student group to join and serve as a youth wing of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Apparently, four students declined the offer, and opted to remain independent of the king and the SCLC, to such an extent that the union contin