Sit- Ins Sit ins were Used to try And change the laws that said Blacks could not Get serviCe at Certain BUSINESSES. These Sit ins prevented the BUSINESS from making money by taking up seats that whites would sit in.

During the Civil Rights movement people often protested by doing sit ins. Sit ins were usually black and sometimes white people trying to change the Jim Crow Laws. These Jim Crow Laws were laws said that it was ok to deny service to blacks people. The sit ins often occurred in restaurants to try and get service or deny the business revenue. This would also affect the business because whites did not want to sit near black people.


The owners of these businesses did not appreciate this because they let money because of it. Sit ins are suppose to non violent but some became violent because some people did not approve of what they were doing and took matters into there own hands.

A real world example of a sit in occurred in 1960 during the Civil Rights Movement. Four African American students went to WOOLWORTH'S store. They all sat down and asked a server for coffee. WOOLWORTH'S being a white only business refused to serve them. The students then waited patiently even when they reserved threats. This was the first sit in and was what made other people participate in sit ins.

Sit ins can be connected to many things. On book that sit ins are connected to is the book March. The cover of this book sows a group of black people sitting at a restaurant counter with a sign that says closed counter.

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