The Greensboro Sit-in Ella dalsin

Background On February 1, 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina, four African American townspeople were not being treated equal. They asked for service in an all white restaurant but the workers refused to give service.

Who & What Ezell A. Blair, Jr., Franklin E. McCain, Joseph A. McNeil, and David L. Richmond were the first four guys to start this sit-in. Their main goal was to end racial inequality. Some obstacles faced were police involvement, discrimination, and racism.

The Greensboro Bar

Solution & Outcome More people joined the sit-in movement causing many more restaurants to become integrated. Due to these events The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded. This group organized many freedom rides and was a leading force in the Black Rights Movement.

Today Black Lives Matter is currently occurring and is similar to the Greensboro sit-in from the 60's. They are both rebellions for equality among races. However, while the Greensboro sit-in was a calm non-violent situation BLM is a very violent riot. The difference between the two is that today all races are treated equal and everyone has equal rights.

Citations Staff. (2010). The Greensboro Sit-In. Retrieved April 26, 2017, from

Woolworth's Lunch Counter - Separate Is Not Equal. (n.d.). Retrieved April 26, 2017, from

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Gabriella Dalsin


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