The Woolworth lunch counter was one of the things that sparked the civil rights movement. On February 1, 1960 four students, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Billy Smith and Clarence Henderson sat down at Woolworth's white only lunch counter and refused to move until they were served or arrested. The next day they came back with 15 other students then 300, then later 1,000. They were all arrested by the police. When they were in jail they would not move from their cells until there was no bail fine. These kind of sit-ins spread across the country. I think that they succeeded.
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"The Woolworth Sit-In That Launched a Movement." NPR. NPR. Web. 12 Jan. 2017.