Lunch Counter Sit-Ins
The first Sit-in was at Greensboro at Woolworths store
"If you came in at lunch time and there was black by black all along the lunch counter," Franklin McCain. What it means is that they occupied the counter for there silent protest for segregation against blacks at lunch counters.
1. How were the blacks punished? They were punished by being arrested or sometimes they even got killed
2. Why did they keep on doing it if they got punished every time? They kept on doing it for segregation rights so they can be free to sit at a counter for whites only.
3. How did it effect the whites? They provoked the emotions of the white when the Sit--Ins occurred. The whites poured food over them when they sat at the lunch counter.
4. How did this event impact the overall civil rights movement? They integrated the lunch counters and restaurants so blacks and whites were served. It got more people to join the Sit-In when they saw it on the news when it was occurring. Over 300 people showed up 4 days after the first Sit-in started.
Fact and Opinion
Fact: On February 5, more than 300 people joined the protest. This is a fact because when I went on 3 different websites on all of them it showed that more than 300 people joined the Sit-in on February 5
Opinion: The counter closed for public safety. They closed the Walgreen's lunch counter even though the blacks who were sitting at the lunch counter weren't doing anything violent and the manager who closed it got suspicious and thought they would be violent.
Segregation- This word means what the blacks were doing at the lunch counters. They did the Sit-ins because the lunch counters were segregated because they were trying to have the same rights as whites and to integrate the lunch counters.
Videos/Secondary Source websites
Franklin McCain's story about the Sit-Ins\
Diane Nash on the Sit-in movement