The sit-in movement begins (41 words)

Historical Context Note

  • Editors


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.

Editors. "The sit-in movement begins". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[, accessed 28 October 2016.]

Related Groups

  1. American Civil-Rights Movement in the 1960s