Civil Rights part 1

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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!
  • Whites only!
  • 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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