Lunch counter sit-ins
Ezell A. Blair, Jr. , Franklin E. McCain, Joseph A. McNeil, and David L, started the counter sit-in, on February 1st, 1960.
Why did the people sit in knowing they would be punished?
They wanted to show how unfair it is to be able to shop and buy things but not sit down , order, and be served.
How were the people punished?
They would be arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct, or disturbing the peace. The white would also throw things at them and the would be call horrible names.
How did this affect the white?
It made restaurants insane and made them angry. Restaurants would be closing earlier because of all the commotion. The white would fight in violence but the African Americans would take the punishment and not fight back. They believed this could be solved non-nonviolently.
How did this event impact the civil rights movement over all?
It spread across the nation like a wild fire and before you know it people all over the country and joining the sit in. "Opened a national awareness of the depth of segregation in the nation." -Wikipedia.
"It's time for someone to wake up and change the situation and we decided to start here." -A student leader from the movement.
This quote means nobody did anything to about the segregation and it was about time someone did something. The 4 guys who walked in and sat at the counter is where it all started and they decided they were going to change the situation.
Facts and Opinions:
Fact: After the 4 boys started the sit in they got called the Greensboro 4
On any website you go on they call the boys that instead of calling them all by their names.
Opinion: The sit-in was the most important out all all the civil right movements.
Not everyone believes that was the best movement some people may believe the most important one it the March on Washington.
Vocabulary word and why:
Violent and non-violent, these words represent the African Americans and Caucasian because the African American's believed that this could be solved nonviolently but the Caucasians took it right to violence and wanted the African Americans out.