Editors. "The sit-in movement begins". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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In Greensboro, North Carolina, four black students begin a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter. Although they are refused service, they are allowed to stay at the counter. The event triggers many similar nonviolent protests throughout the Southern United States.