Greensboro Sit In
Updated: 2/27/2020
Greensboro Sit In
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  • Woolworth's
  • Woolworth's
  • Now Integrated
  • By February 5, over 300 students had joined the protests at Woolworth's paralyzing the lunch counter and other local businesses.
  • By the end of March, the movement had spread to 55 cities in 13 states. National media coverage of the sit-ins brought increasing attention to the civil rights movement
  • Equal Rights!
  • In response to the success of the sit-in movement, dining facilities across the south were being integrated by the summer of 1960.
  • Freedom Riders
  • Freedom
  • To capitalize on the momentum of the sit-in movement, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina, in April 1960.
  • The Greensboro Sit-In was a critical turning point in black history and American history, bringing the fight for civil rights to the national stage.
  • The use of nonviolence inspired the Freedom Riders and others to take up the cause of integration in the South, furthering the cause of equal rights in the United States.
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