Greensboro, North Carolin Observation Report

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I grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. As a child, I felt like I learned a great deal about the Woolworth Sit-In that occurred in my very own city on February 1st, 1960. I even had the privilege to visit the International Civil Rights Museum in 8th grade. I distinctly remember walking through the museum and coming across an exhibit that had stories of many African Americans who had been violently assaulted and even killed during the Civil Rights Movement. These stories were posted on the wall along with disturbing pictures of the events. I also markedly remember seeing the Woolworth’s lunch counter. Personally, I think that this is a museum that everybody should experience. It really opens one’s eyes about the entire Civil Rights Movement…show more content…
It was certainly not only the four Greensboro NC A&T freshmen that had courage during the Civil Rights Movement. Every protestor following that act had an enormous amount of courage and stamina to be able to protest peacefully and to ignore the threats being constantly thrown at them. At the time, I don’t think that I completely understood how important the Greensboro sit-in was. I do not recall learning about the effects of the Greensboro sit-in and how there were many other sit-ins that followed, including one at North Carolina Central University and Shaw University. Approximately a week after the Greensboro sit-in, fifty North Carolina Central students along with four white Duke University students sat at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Raleigh, North Carolina. The manager of this Woolworth’s eventually closed the store for the day. Following this, the students marched to three other lunch counters which all ended up closing. Some even closed before the students reached the
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