OBSTACLES THEY HAD TO OVERCOME
What kind of obstacles were these groups facing?
Many were threatened, beat up, and pelted with food. There were many violent fights along with many forms of harassment. There were many arrests but that made them fight harder. When people were arrested others would take their places in their seats.
How did they overcome these obstacles?
Before the end of the school year, over 1500 black demonstrators were arrested. But their sacrifice brought great results. Slowly, as time progresses restaurants throughout the South began to abandon their policies of segregation and the separate but equal stigma depleted. The nonviolent movement's use of nonviolent tactics was viewed as a success.