Sit Ins

Events

In 1960 Greensboro, North Carolina, was a rapidly growing city of 120,000 that prided itself on the progressive nature of race

1960

Sit-ins resumed on April 1, though, because the stores had not desegregated the lunch counters

1960

On February 1, 1960, 4 black freshman students entered a store to eat lunch and were told blacks had to eat at a different counter

1960

On February 8 sit-ins began in the neighboring city of Winston-Salem, North Carolina

1960

By the end of the 1960s approximately one hundred southern cities had experienced sit-ins

1960

The Greensboro sit-ins touched off the tidal wave of direct, confrontational nonviolent protest marked the early 1960s

1960

In 1960 the SNCC quickly became one of the most active civil rights organizations

1960

On April 2 the two stores closed their lunch counters

1960

On July 25, 1960, the stores desegregated their lunch counters

1960

In the 1960s the SNCC was born

1960