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1960 Civil Rights Lunch Counter Protests

1960 Civil Rights Lunch Counter Protests

1960 Civil Rights Lunch Counter Protests

Washington, DC
Sunday, August 22, 2010

In 1960, four African American college students sat down at a Woolworth counter in Greensboro, North Carolina and asked to be served at the “whites only” counter. While they were refused service, their sit-in’s ignited an entire movement challenging racial segregation in the South. Three of the surviving four held a town hall with middle-and-high school students in the Washington D.C. area.

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 5:10pm (ET)

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