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The Greensboro Sit In
Transcript of The Greensboro Sit In
By: Mai Quach and Andrea Ducar
On February 1, 1960 four students from North Carolina College sat down at a lunch counter in Woolworth in Greensboro. The people at the lunch counter refused service the students because they only serve whites. The four students stayed there until the store closed, then returned the next day and many more days following that.
Who was involved?
These are four students from the North Carolina Agriculture and Technician college that started the sit-in. The sit-in brought a lot of media attention and more and more people joined the boys.
What causes the event?
The segregation of race is the main cause of the sit-in. The four boys did not understand why they were not allowed to eat in the same diner as white people. The sit in was inspired by Gandhi non-violent protest and the Freedom Ride organized by the Congress for Racial Equality
The effect of the Sit-in
The sit-in brought media attention and the words quickly spread. Resulting in many people joining the sit in.
By February 5, 300 students have joined the protest
Educated whites also joined in and protest peacefully against segregation in libraries, beaches, schools and hotels
The sit-in was spread through national television and influence many other peaceful protest around the United States
The effect of the Sit-in on the modern world
The peaceful protest was a success because by the summer of 1960 dining facilities in the south were integrated
The sit in gave people a better view and understanding to racial equality. The sit in helped the process of racial equality, which is true today.
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Legacy of the Greensboro Four
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