Greensboro Sit-In Case Study

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The students of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College (A&T), embarked on a new journey on February 1st, 1960. In the city of Greensboro, the college students decided they would go to a lunch counter (segregated for only Whites) and ask for service. This act of Civil Rights Movement, following after the Brown v. Board of Education case, was the start of something new for African Americans. The college students inspired others to form their own sit-ins and they inspired the start of new organizations such as Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In general, the students of the Greensboro sit-in both continued and started their own form of a Civil Rights Movement. Brown v. Board of Education was the start of contemplation of segregation in schools. Oliver Brown wanted his daughter to go to school by where they lived, but she was not allowed to because she was of African American docent. Each state during this time period stated that whites would be separate to African Americans . Brown argued that this broke the 14th amendment (Equal Rights), but was overruled in court when the jury decided as long as students learned the same thing and classroom settings were equal than no laws were broken. This court case in comparison to the Greensboro sit-in was not mainly on the concept of segregation in schools, but…show more content…
Nobody had ever thought to walk into a restaurant and try to order food at a segregated white’s only counter and ask for service. The African Americans never tried to use violence such as other Civil Rights Movements and used the styles of Gandhi rather than Martin Luther King Jr. The Greensboro Sit-In sparked another attempt for not only North Carolina but other states like Tennessee to try once again to gain the Civil Rights they deserved. They hoped to one day say that they were
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