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Woolworth's Sit-In

 

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During the 1960’s, sitins happened alot. One of the most well-known sit-ins took place in North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Four black students, known as the Greensboro four, sat down at a Woolworths lunch counter. The counter was segregated, which means blacks were not allowed to sit at it. The manger asked the students to leave, but they stayed until the store closed. The next day, over 20 students sat at the counter to protest racism. On the third day, 60 people came. On the fourth day, over 400 people came. The sit-in at Woolworth’s lunch counter lead to even more sit-ins around the countrie. 1000s of people sent the message that segregation is wrong?

Answer Key:

During the 1960s, sit-ins happened a lot. One of the most well-known sit-ins took place in North Carolina on February 1, 1960. Four black students, known as the Greensboro Four, sat down at a Woolworths lunch counter. The counter was segregated, which means blacks were not allowed to sit at it. The manager asked the students to leave, but they stayed until the store closed. The next day, over 20 students sat at the counter to protest racism. On the third day, 60 people came. On the fourth day, over 400 people came. The sit-in at Woolworth’s lunch counter led to even more sit-ins around the country. Thousands of people sent the message that segregation is wrong.

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