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Greensboro, North Carolina Sit-In

Greensboro, North Carolina Sit-In

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About This Lesson

On February 1, 1960, a group of African American students organized a nonviolent sit-in at a segregated lunch counter in Woolworth's department store in Greensboro, North Carolina. Over the next several days, the number of protesters grew and it captured the attention of media. This event ignited a sit-in movement throughout the region. View the videos below to learn more about this event and hear from eyewitnesses who participated.

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