Sit ins Peyton BURKE

February 1st 1960 in Greensboro NC, four students from North Carolina A&T sat at a white only counter and asked to be served. The server refused to take their orders, the whites in the restaurant were outraged with the African Americans.

This is what the whites did to the African Americans who wouldn't move out of the white only counter.

The goal of the sit ins was to create equal rights for all people, peacefully. The African American community chose to protest peacefully to get their rights, they didn't do any damage during their sit ins.

Peace march in Cambridge 1964 for their Civil Rights.

Some groups that were involved with the sit ins were the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) led by Fannie Lou Hamer, and the Congress On Racial Equality (CORE) led by James Farmer.

Fannie Lou Hamer was a leader of the SNCC, she was "sick and tired of being sick tired" Fannie traveled around the country to speak to people about voting to support the African American community.
CORE is an African American group that set up protests and freedom rides during the Civil Rights Movement. It was started by a few college kids that felt like their rights were being taken away and abused.
James Farmer was the leader of CORE, he was the organizer of all of the freedom rides and peaceful protests throughout the US.

Some obstacles the African American people went through were the KKK, racist people who were for white power, and government policy.

The outcome of the protests and freedom rides was the Civil Rights Act of 1964, when the African American people got their rights.

Signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

A modern day situation like the sit ins, is the Dakota Pipelines. The big oil companies want to run their piping through the last of the Natives land, destroying their ancient burial grounds and running pipelines underneath Lake Oahe which is spiritual water source for the Native American people.

This Native man chained himself to an excavator to help protect his native land.

These two groups of people had the same idea of protesting, not moving and protesting for their rights peacefully. People in North Dakota set up camps to protest through the night, defending their native land.

The Native people of the Dakotas are going through something very similar, they are dealing with the government trying to take their land and resources.

I chose this video because of its power and how the Native people are standing their ground, and taking it back peacefully.

People banding together peacefully can change the world.

Work Cited

Dakota Access Pipeline protests. (2017, April 29). Retrieved May 01, 2017, from

Whitworth, C. (2016, August 29). 'We're not going home': inside the North Dakota oil pipeline protest – video. Retrieved May 01, 2017, from

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