Greensboro Sit-In February 1960

By: Sarah Bunn-Bunn, Warehouse Mounce, Katie R, Mili A.


Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, Ezell Blair, Jr., and David Richmond.


The Greensboro four sat down at a lunch counter in North Carolina. They sat there silent making a legendary moment. The four were African American they came and sat where they were forbidden to. They targeted the laws that prevented "them" from eating in whites only restaurants. They realized that their actions were monumental but they pushed on. Their bravery sparked these so called sit-ins all around the world.


The main reason for sit ins like this was to protest segregation. Because of the laws under Jim Crow African Americans had to use separate facilities than whites (bathrooms, restaurants, ect.) They were forced to got to other schools and sit separately on busses. Sit-is started a non-vilolent act to protest against such unfair laws.


North, Carolina at an all white restaurant in Woolworth's

More about it!

The Greensboro sit-in was a non-violent protests in 1960 which led to the Woolworth's department store chain reversing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States.

these sit ins were an important historical point in the early civil rights movements