The Greensboro Sit-In
February, 1960 Greensboro, North Carolina
The Greensboro Sit In
Four African-American college students--Joseph McNeil, David Richmond, Ezell Blair Jr., and Franklin McCain-- went to Woolworths Diner and sat at the counter even though they knew they wouldn't be served because of their race. They sat down and refused to leave until they were served. Soon, other African- Americans were doing the same thing. Punishments for this boycott were being burnt with cigarettes, pulled off stools, arrested, spat on, and many other rude treatments. The students responded with non-violence. These students held their mouths when others would of lost their temper and broken the steady non-violence.