Greensboro Sit-In

Greensboro Sit-In

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  • Feb 1st. 1960 1:00pm
  • Feb 1st. 1960 5:00pm
  • You all need to leave the premises
  • No!
  • Feb. 2nd 1960
  • Four black college students in North Carolina sat at the Woolworth's lunch counter to receive service and the diner refused to serve them so they stayed all night. 
  • Feb 5th. 1960
  • Attention: Streetsboro Sit-In
  • Police showed up the diner but the students still refused to leave and this caught media attention.
  • March 26th. 1960
  • Did you hear about the Greensboro sit-in 
  • The four students returned the next day with more college students. The original four's names were: Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil. 
  • July 28th. 1960
  • Heavy television coverage. Although most of these sit-ins were successful there were struggles with white people pouring food and drinks on black people so they would get up even though they refused. Some were also arrested.
  • 300 Students have come back today to protest at the diner.
  • People all over started to talk about the different sit-ins going around south.
  • The movement is spreading so fast I tell you.
  • Dining facilities across the south were being integrated. All because these four students decided to stand up for what they believed. Equality. There was also a monument made on the first sit-in moment founded in Raleigh North Carolina April 1960
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