Civil Rights Movements and The Greensboro Sit-ins

789 WordsFeb 2, 20183 Pages
The Start of it All On Monday, February 1st, 1960, the Woolworth Store would no longer just be a store anymore. That day the Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina would be known as the very first sit-in. The Greensboro sit-ins played a major role in the Civil Rights Movements. The three huge sit-ins were Greensboro North Carolina, Nashville sit-ins, and the Oklahoma sit-ins. The sit-ins that started it all were the Greensboro, North Carolina. The date of this sit-in is February 1, 1960. The time was at about noon, one o’clock. There was were four boys that started the sit-in. Their names were Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr, and David Richmond. The location was Greensboro, North Carolina. The boys didn’t really plan this sit-in ahead of time, they just walked into the store and sat down waiting for their service, but they never got it. People knew about the sit-ins about twenty four hours later. Once the very first sit-in happened that day, it was just organized from then on. People knew to come in more and more every day. The consequences that the boys all the other people had to deal with were unreal. The things that were done were just crazy. They had things thrown at them like ketchup, mustard, and other condiments. Things were said and they were very derogatory. It was mean and harsh, but the students just stood or sat there and took all of the things people said. Those four kids set an example for the rest of their lives. The way that the
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