Small Change By Malcolm Gladwell

1540 WordsOct 4, 20167 Pages
Malcolm Gladwell the author of “Small Change” Why the Revolution Will Not Be Retweeted. Educates readers about Civil Rights movement events from the past, and the effects of social media in today’s time. Technology has evolved over the years, giving birth to social media. Social media is wonderful for a lot of things, but is social media an effective resource for activism? In the article, Gladwell starts off by telling the story about four friends. Their names were David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair, and Joseph McNeil. The four friends were freshmen of North Carolina A&T a black college located in Greensboro. February 1, 1960 at approximately 4:30pm the four college students went to lunch at Woolworths. Woolworth was located in downtown Greensboro. There scenery inside the diner was a L shaped counter that could set up to 60 people with a stand up snack bar at the end. The bar was for the whites and the snack bar was for the blacks. The four friends set at the counter and Ezell Blair asked the waitress for a cup of coffee. The waitress replied “we don’t serve negroes here”. This statement started a civil rights movement. The four students could of just left and found somewhere else to have lunch, but instead they returned on the next day with Twenty-seven men and four women. They began to protest and preform a sit-in at the diner. On the third day the number of protesters moved up to eighty people. The fourth day the protesters numbered three hundred, including
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