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Two years of sit-ins across the country emboldened the Movement's students. On March 16, 1962, four college students staged a sit-in in the outer office of U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy. Two of the four activists, Howard University students Courtland Cox and Stokely Carmichael, would become major leaders within SNCC. The quartet wanted to discuss with Kennedy the case of Dion Diamond, an African-American held in a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, jail on criminal anarchy charges.

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