The 1960 Greensboro lunch sit-ins that changed the world

Published on February 1, 2020 by

On February 1, 1960, four Black students sat at the white-only lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina.

This sit-in was the first “sit-in” that gained local, then national attention — and it sparked similar sit-ins across the nation (very similar to how the Rosa Parks bus boycott sparked similar boycotts across the country).

Although various cities resolved their sit-ins in a shorter time, it took a full 6 months for the counters in Greensboro to finally be integrated.

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Torrance Hicks
1 year ago

What were the names of the 4 guys that started the Greensboro sit-ins?