Sit-ins BY Noah Carlson

What is a Sit-in? A Sit-in is a form of protest in which one group of people are sitting in another groups chairs and refusing to leave until they are served.

In the 1960's whites and blacks didn't get together that well and However, the Greensboro Four weren’t going to let this continue. They saw stuff that was not nice to the blacks, and immediately set out to right a historic wrong.In Greensboro, North Carolina there was a Sit-in it was called Greensboro sit-ins was not only one of the most important events in Greensboro’s history, but it was also one of the most important events in the history of the civil rights movement. It struck a blow for civil rights while simultaneously setting the stage for similar sit-ins all around the country.
Many black students would sit in the whites seats and wait to be served by a white waiter
McNeil, Joseph
McNeil and three other A&T freshmen, now known as the 'Greensboro Four,'” are credited with initiating the sit-in movement when they sat down at the F. W. Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1, 1960 and requested service. McNeil then became involved in the formation of the Student Executive Committee for Justice, a student group created in response to the sit-ins. He also participated in negotiations between student protestors, Woolworth’s management, and the Human Relations Commission.

Dakota Access protesters creating camps

they are protesting to not have the pipeline built and get in the way of the workers and yell at them. the article says "Cleanup crews have removed 48 million pounds of trash so far from the largest Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp — and they’re not finished yet. The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services said Tuesday that a Florida-based contractor hired at a cost of $1 million to clear trash, waste and other debris from the Oceti Sakowin camp has hauled 24,000 tons of garbage since protesters were evacuated Thursday from the area."Cleanup at the former #Dapl protest site is nearly complete. As of today, 48,000,000 pounds of garbage has been removed from this location,” NDResponse said in a late Tuesday post on Facebook."

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  • THE GREENSBORO CHRONOLOGY. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2017, from http://www.sitinmovement.org/history/greensboro-chronology.asp
  • McNeil, Joseph (Joseph Alfred), 1942-. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2017, from http://crdl.usg.edu/people/m/mcneil_joseph_joseph_alfred_1942/?Welcome
  • Richardson, V. (2017, March 01). Crews haul off 48 million pounds of garbage, debris from Dakota Access protest camp. Retrieved May 18, 2017, from http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/1/dakota-access-protest-camp-crews-haul-48-million-p/?scrlybrkr=f231bd43

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