Sit-ins By: Adam Elhazzaz

Birmingham campaign, 1963

The sit-in movement was basically a non-violent peaceful protest done by African amercians in which they would go to restaurants and sit at the "white section" which at the time was a against the law. And they would just sit there and not say a single word to anybody that was a yelling at them. They would take all the assaults and abuse from all the mad customers at the restaurant.

The Beginning

At the time 1960, segregation was the norm and it wasn't really serious until a group of african Americans decided to lunch a non-violent peaceful protest at a segregated lunch counter in greensboro, north Carolina. And because of those four people at the lunch counter no madder what skin color you had you could sit anywhere you wanted. And thats what is now called sit-ins.

Franklin McCain


Franklin McCain was born on January 3, 1941 in Union county, North Carolina. And he was one of the four African Americans that was sitting at a segregated lunch table at a diner in Greensboro, North carolina. Franklin was always a civil rights activist and he always fought for what he thought was right. And his mission of getting rid of segregated tables at restaurants was successful.

Today's Example

The Dakota Access pipeline protest, it all started in 2016 the pipeline was projected to run from North dakota all the way to Southern Illinois. And the concern was that the pipeline would be a threat to missouri's river clean water source.

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.