Greensboro Sit-in

Greensboro Sit-in

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  • Woolworth
  • Feb 1st, 1960, at F.W. Woolworth store in Greensboro, 4 college students sat down at a "whites only" counter and ordered coffee at 4:30 PM
  • After being denied coffee for sitting at the "whites only" counter, the four refused to move from their seats until the store closed at 5:00 PP
  • Segregation
  • The four then went back to their college and recruited more students to fight against segregation and to join the cause
  • No More Segregation!!
  • On Feb. 3, 1960, after recruiting more than 60 students, one-third being female, they returned to the Greensboro store and sat down at every available counter seat
  • Though most were arrested for disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct, the act had a large and lasting impact, forcing Woolsworth and other establishments to change their policies
  • This event resulted in the growth of the anti-segregation act and help fight against segregation during it's time
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