Civil rights activist Carole Merritt '62, spoke at Vassar under the auspices of the Vassar Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).  A staff member of the national Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Ms. Merritt was jailed along with other protestors in Canton, MS, in February, charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection with a boycott against white merchants.