How Did The Sit-Ins Affect The Civil Rights Movement

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There are times when people must rebel to make a change. It has happened throughout different movements to change unjust laws, and go against unjust people. One big example of civil disobedience during the civil rights movement were sit-ins. Sit-ins were when people continued to peacefully sit in on a restaurant when they were denied service. It was almost a way of life for many people. Sit-ins were a justified act of civil disobedience during the civil rights movement because they were non-violent, they spread the news, they brought people together, and they helped people to stand up for themselves.
One of the most important parts to civil disobedience is remaining non-violent. Sit-ins during the civil rights movement were great examples of remaining peaceful. There was a sit-in in Chicago that only happened because they were refused coffee. Because they were not given coffee, the group remained in the restaurant until it closed …show more content…

Many people today would probably give up if they were arrested. This is what made sit-ins very motivational to people during the civil rights movement. Greensboro students waited at lunch counters for five months to either be denied service or arrested, but after the five months, they were finally served (The 1960s in America: Crash Course US History #40). Had the Greensboro students given up their mission to be served, then they would have failed. That very same thing is true for every single sit-in that worked.
Sit-ins played an essential part in the civil rights movement. They helped keep people from becoming violent. Also, they helped other people to hear the news about what was going on with the movement. Sit-ins also helped to keep everyone united, and helped to keep them from giving up their cause. Without sit-ins, the civil rights movement may not have been as successful. That is why sit-ins were a justified act of civil

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