Lunch counter sit-ins by leah pethtal

Sit-ins where used during the civil rights movement to peacefully protest the unfair segregation laws against the African Americans.
(S) North Carolin students protested the polices against african americans by peacefully sitting at a lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina at Woolworth. This caused a chain reaction that paved the path to many other protest just like this one. Woolworth was the first of many lunch counter sit-its during the civil rights moment.
"All of Africa will be free before we can get a lousy cup of coffee." -- James Baldwin

(p) James Baldwin is saying this not because they are not fighting for a simple cup of coffee but that they are fighting for the same rights has everyone else.

(s) Students at the university of Florida A&M were fed up with the segregation in department store eateries so protest took place. The police department took violent measures, tear gas for example, to control the crowds.
Many people, including white people were involved in the movement. Also in the top left picture you can see that participants in the movement were often placed under arrest.
Here is an example of a real article from when sit-ins were taking place.

impact of Woolworths

Quotes: Early that year, a non-violent protest by young African-American students at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, sparked a sit-in movement that soon spread to college towns throughout the region. Though many of the protesters were arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace, their actions made an immediate and lasting impact, forcing Woolworth’s and other establishments to change their segregationist policies.

Paraphrasing: (s) This protest caused a chain reaction that lead to tons of other protest. These protest were a peaceful way to change the policies that were in place against African Americans.

Source: Staff. "The Greensboro Sit-In." A&E Television Networks, 2010. Web. 21 Mar. 2017.


Quotes: To capitalize on the momentum of the sit-in movement, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded in Raleigh, North Carolina, in April 1960. Over the next few years, SNCC served as one of the leading forces in the civil rights movement

Paraphrasing: (s) The SNCC was a large organzion of students who were an important part to the civil rights movement and organized sit ins and freedom rides

Source: Staff. "The Greensboro Sit-In." A&E Television Networks, 2010. Web. 21 Mar. 2017.


A win

Quotes: Mayor Ben West was waiting for them. Diane Nash asked him, "Do you feel it is wrong to discriminate against a person solely on the basis of their race or color?" West said yes. He later explained, "It was a moral question -- one that a man had to answer, not a politician." Nashville merchants were somewhat relieved by West's answer. "The merchants were afraid to move on their own, were almost looking for an excuse to say `Well if that's what the mayor thinks, then maybe we ought to go ahead,'" explained Bernie Schweid. A few weeks later on May 10, six Nashville lunch counters began serving blacks. [23] The students in Nashville had won an important victory.

Paraphrasing: (s) As the time went on people started the change their mindset on serving blacks. The "victory" in Nashville was a turnig point in the movement.

Source: "Sit-Ins." Civil Rights Movement 1955-1965: Sit-Ins. Watson, n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2017.

what was the movement?

Quotes: The Civil Rights Movement (1954-1968) was a social movement in the United States during which activists attempted to end racial segregation and discrimination against African-Americans. While the movement employed several forms of protesting, this text specifically discusses sit-ins, and how they led to freedom rides.

Paraphrasing: (s) The movement was used to gain black people the same rights has the whites. This ended segregation agasint african americans in the United States. Sit ins were used to obtain this

Source: "The Sit-In Movement." CommonLit. Commonlit, n.d. Web. 11 Apr. 2017.

segregated eateries

Quotes: Florida A&M students then decided to fight against segregated eateries in department stores. In March 1960, the Tallahassee Police Department used tear gas to break up a student demonstration in the city. Protesters also attempted a boycott against "the Mecca," a popular eatery across from the gate of predominately white Florida State University in Tallahassee. Similar protests against took place against the McCrory's, Woolworths, Walgreen's and Sears department stores.

Paraphrasing: (s) Students were fed up with the segergation in restrants so protest took place. The police department took voilent mesures to control the protest within the city. Boycotts where also in place against simlar eateries

Source: Brooks, F. Erik. "Florida A&M University." The American Mosaic: The African American Experience, ABC-CLIO, 2017, Accessed 21 Mar. 2017.

involved in the movement

Quotes: As the movement grew and more students, both black and white, became involved, civil rights organizations such as CORE and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) organized training sessions in nonviolence for participants.

Paraphrasing: (s) Many organizations, like the SNCC, were seriously involved in the movement and provided alot of time and effort into it.


Quotes: "All of Africa will be free before we can get a lousy cup of coffee."-- James Baldwin [16]

Paraphrasing: (p) James Baldwin is saying this not because they are fighting for a cup of coffee but they are fighting for the right to get coffee at the same place has everyone else.

first sit in

Quotes: On February 1, 1960, a new tactic was added to the peaceful activists' strategy. Four African American college students walked up to a whites-only lunch counter at the local WOOLWORTH'S store in Greensboro, North Carolina, and asked for coffee. When service was refused, the students sat patiently. Despite threats and intimidation, the students sat quietly and waited to be served.

Paraphrasing: (s) Since volent protest were not promoted, these 4 students took to a peaceful way to protest. They sat at lunch counters despite the sugregation laws that did not premit this.

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