Sit Ins To Take up space at a place in a form of protest.

David Richmond on the far left and many other activists on February 1-July 25, 1960 started a sit-ins movement because of "whites only" lunch counters. This specific movement started in Greensboro, North Carolina and then the movement spread to 13 states throughout the U.S. Their were many Greensboro sit ins and because they were so affective the Woolworth store (where the sit ins were happening) removed its racial segregation policy.

The Greensboro sit ins are the most notorious of the sit ins because these sit ins led to increased national sentiment.

In June, 2016 house democrats ended their day long sit in protest over gun control. The democrats said they would be back July 5th and will be stronger than before. One democrat said "We got in trouble. We got in the way. Good trouble. Necessary Trouble. By sitting-in, we were really standing up."

Both connect because both groups are fighting because their demands have not been met. They are both fighting for a reason.

These are the locations of both of the movements the top picture is the location of the gun control movement and the bottom picture is the location of the civil rights movement.

This is a video explaining the importance of the Greensboro sit ins and what happened and why.

This is my primary source a newspaper article about the Greensboro sit ins.
My last sit in example is the Nashville sit ins that occurred from February 13-May 10, 1960. This specific picture is of a sit in a Nashville Walgreens.

According to what happened in the civil rights movement non violent protest does work because colored people now have the same rights as white people. If non violent protest did not work then life for colored people would be the same now as it was in the 1960's.

Sit ins are a form of non violent protests that are very successful. People now are still using sit ins as a way of protest.

"Nashville Sit-ins." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

Burrows, Loretta. "Greensboro Sit-Ins | The Greensboro Sit In - Free Lesson for Fourth Grade." Pinterest. N.p., 10 May 2014. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

Psychediva. "Woolworth Lunch Counter." YouTube. YouTube, 23 Feb. 2008. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

United States Congress." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

Https://, and Https:// "Democrats End House Sit-in Protest over Gun Control." CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

"Greensboro Sit-ins." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 16 Jan. 2017.

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