Bythe Civil Rights Movement had gained strong momentum.
Denied service, the four young men refused to give up their seats. Police arrived on the scene, but were unable to take action due to the lack of provocation.
By that time, Johns had already alerted the local media, who had arrived in full force to cover the events on television. The Greensboro Four stayed put until the store closed, then returned the next day with more students from local colleges.
Heavy television coverage of the Greensboro sit-ins sparked a sit-in movement that spread quickly to college towns throughout the South and into the North, as young blacks and whites joined in various forms of peaceful protest against segregation in libraries, beaches, hotels and other establishments.
By the end of March the movement had spread to 55 cities in 13 states. Though many were arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace, national media coverage of the sit-ins brought increasing attention to the civil rights movement. In response to the success of the sit-in movement, dining facilities across the South were being integrated by the summer of By the early s, SNCC had lost much of its mainstream support, and was effectively disbanded.Just days after the Greensboro sit-in, students from American Baptist Theologic Seminary, Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, and Tennessee A&I begin confronting segregation in Nashville TN.
Greensboro, NC () She rejected plans by several Bennett College students to stage a sit-in in November because the Christmas holidays would . Greensboro Sit-Ins See the Greensboro sit-ins through many different eyes at this fantastic attheheels.com site.
After listening to the RealAudio introduction by former CORE director James Farmer, dive into the multitude of pages on the sit-ins themselves. Nov 21, · Visited the museum during a wedding weekend in Greensboro.
The museum is featured around the Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-in but is so much more.
On February 5, , four black college students sat down at a "white-only" department store lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more people occupying an area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic change.
Greensboro, NC () She rejected plans by several Bennett College students to stage a sit-in in November because the Christmas holidays would . *Starred Review* This compelling picture book is based on the historic sit-in 50 years ago by four college students who tried to integrate a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins [Carole Boston Weatherford, Jerome Lagarrigue Lagarrigue] on attheheels.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. There were signs all throughout town telling eight-year-old Connie where she could and could not go. But when Connie sees four young men take a stand for equal rights at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro.