Sit-Ins by Austin ung

Sit-Ins were created by students wanting to help with the movement in their own way, so they had created SNCC in which they will perform certain task in a non-violent way.

What was the event trying to accomplish?

-To show the world how they are being treated.

-To end segregation in a non-violent manner.

-To gain more supporters and make white people look stupid in a sense.

Sit-in at lunch counter jackson ms 1963

Who was involved?

-Young teens who wanted to help in ending segregation.

-White people who had harassed the young teens that have participated in the sit-ins.

-Martin Luther King Jr. (some what)

What important people were involved and did they impact sit-ins?

-Martin Luther King Jr. (he had liked the idea somewhat and had supported the non-violence)

-James Farmer (who had endorsed direct actions from the SNCC)

-Young teens (they had sacrificed their freedom by maybe going to prison which had helped in cause by making the police or racist white people look bad)

Obstacles they had to overcome

-The abuse from being harassed such as getting into fights by rolling into a ball and getting ketchup sprayed on them and etc.

-Having their freedom taken away by going to jail.

How did they overcome these obstacles?

-By believing in the cause and wanting to end segregation.

-By having ambulance ready in hand if they were to get too out of hand

How did this event impact today / What are the lasting effects?

-With how we handle certain situations because racism is still a thing and we take those examples to make the other person the fool.

What modern day inequality or event can you connect your Civil Rights Event to?

Keith Childress: Las Vegas, NV: The U.S. Marshals were conducting surveillance on the man and requested help from Metro when he fled. When police caught up with him, they claimed he had an "unknown object" in his hand. Assuming it was a gun, they shot him dead. The object turned out to be a cellphone.


Police killed more than 100 unarmed black people in 2015. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2017, from

The Sit-In Movement. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2017, from killed more than 100 unarmed black people in 2015. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2017, from

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