Greensboro North Carolina Sit-In Case

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Greensboro North Carolina Sit in Amy Costello On February 1st, 1960, four students sat down at the lunch counter at the Woolworths in Greensboro, where they refused service to anyone but whites. When denied service the four young men refused to get out of their seats. Police arrived but were unable to take action due to lack of provocation. By that time Ralph Johns (a local business man) had already alerted the media, who then covered the story on television. The 'Greensboro Four ' stayed put until the shop closed, then returned the next day with some more local college students. This protest had immediate results. By February 5th 300 students had join the four young men at Woolworths. Alot of television coverage sparked a sit-in

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