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In Greensboro, North Carolina and Birmingham, Alabama and other southern states African-Americans are struggling because of segregation. The 1960s was a bad time for African-Americans.
Get out of here you colored person!
I am just going to sit here quietly.
The African-Americans would be nonviolent because Martin Luther King Jr. told them to. He felt this was the best way to create change!
Martin Luther King Jr. was influenced b Mahatma Gandhi who used nonviolent protests in England.When protesters are nonviolent their message would be better heard than if they were violent . In violent protest they might get arrested and that is all people will focus on.
You will not be served
We are going to stay
This is the Greensboro four. David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., and Joseph McNeil
Greensboro Sit-Ins were a series of nonviolent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina during the Civil Rights Era in 1960. They were the most influential and significant Sit-Ins during the Civil Rights Era according to history.com. The Greensboro Sit-Ins lasted 6 months and they would just sit in locations that had be prevented from sitting at before according to https://www.sitinmovement.org/visit/faq.asp The Greensboro Sit-Ins were ended when the Woolworth Department Store chain removed its policy of racial segregation. What made the Greensboro Sit-Ins successful was the media attention it gained and the fact that many Black Colleges were in the area and they were all supported the idea of the nonviolent protests.
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