Sunday, August 19, 2007

lunch-counter sit-ins

In Greensboro, on February 1, 1960, four African American college students from North Carolina A&T (an all-black college) walked into an all-white restaurant at Woolworth’s. The store was open to all customers regardless of color, but the restaurant was for whites only. They asked for food, were refused service and asked to leave. The students had done research on what they were doing and had read a handout on tactics of resistance by CORE.