The Greensboro Sit Ins During The Civil Rights Movement

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The Greensboro sit-ins occurred in 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Greensboro Sit-Ins was a movement with the purpose to banish the inequalities that black people faced. A black person was treated very differently, unequally, and unfairly compared to how a white person was treated. The Greensboro Sit-Ins was noted to be one of the most important events in the Civil Rights movement. Racism and unequal treatment had been a common occurrence around North Carolina since colonial times. Even though slavery was abolished, black people felt they deserved just as much equal freedom as a white person. From the 1880’s to the mid 1960’s in North Carolina and other southern states, there was a law called Jim Crow Laws. The name Jim Crow comes from a character from a theatre production where the performer was white, but would have black face makeup on to mock the blacks. These laws were being enforced in North Carolina and many other towns and states. Jim Crow Laws forced racial inequalities towards black people. A black and a white person were forbidden to marry each other. White people were educated at a white school and black people went to a black school. If a black man went to the hospital he would have a black nurse, while a white person would have a white nurse. When boarding the bus a white person may sit anywhere in the front, while a black person was ordered to sit in the very back. Blacks were to drink at separate drinking fountains than the white people used. Black

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