Background Information White people were terrible to the black community and treated them unfairly so the black community wanted segregation to end and to have more rights because separate is not equal. This happened in the 1960s all across the nation but started in Greensboro, North Carolina
Caption (image) Martin Luther King Jr. was giving the speech I have a dream this help shows the organizer in the sit ins
Goal of Event The goal of this event was trying accomplish civil rights for the black. The sit ins energized the civil rights movement.
Caption (image) President Jonson meets Martin Luther king after signing the Voting Rights ACT this helps my story because it shows they accomplished what they wanted
People involved Black people were mainly involved but some white people were involved if they felt like the black people deserved better. The sit in movement group became the grassroots organizers of future sit-ins at lunch counters, wade-ins at segregated swimming pools, and pray-ins at white-only churches. By sitting in protest at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, four college students sparked national interest in the push for civil rights
Important people involved Martin Luther King Jr. was involved and he sponsored a conference to discuss strategy and students from across the country came together to form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and organize sit-ins at counters throughout the South.
Caption (image) This image shows the 4 students that sparked the nation to stand up to have equal rights
Obstacles Often the participants would be jeered and threatened by local customers. Sometimes they would be pelted with food or ketchup. Angry onlookers tried to provoke fights that never came. In the event of a physical attack, the student would curl up into a ball on the floor and take the punishment.
Overcame Obstacle They had a leader named Martin Luther King Jr. and he helped the students prepare for the sit ins and what might happen to them during them and by doing that they were prepared to be treated like trash. Also the mindset that if they do these things that they would have more equal rights as the whites so that mindset helped them through any obstacles
Caption (image) They are also people doing sit-ins
Outcome of event Today The Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination and segregation on the basis of race, religion, national origin and gender in the workplace, schools, public accommodations and in federally assisted programs. Also the right to vote.
Caption (image) The same 4 students
North Dakota Access Pipeline
Caption Standing up for what they believe in
Similarities to Sit-ins The Dakota access pipeline is like the sit ins during the civil rights movement. Civil rights activists held sit-ins and marches to demand the end of discriminatory policies and racial segregation during the 1960s. In some cases, acts of civil disobedience—nonviolent violations of the law against a perceived injustice—are met with stern but level reproach from the state.
Caption (image) Standing up for what they believe in