Charles M. Payne's book I've Got the Light of Independence is a wonderfully written booklet. Payne identifies the civil protection under the law struggle African American's faced during the 20th century especially in Greenwood, Mississippi. Payne's underlying focus is that of the strong custom of organizing against oppression African Us citizens had. It is seen throughout the entirety of the e book. One specifically was the Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee..