The Greensboro Sit-In: When Students Took Charge


--Eric Groce, Tina Heafner, and Katie O’Connor

Three college students, who read about and discussed recent civil rights protests, decided to try a sit-in at a local lunch counter on February 1, 1960. The idea caught on with young people. Why did this nonviolent method work at this time and in this place? Five teaching activities are outlined; on-site photos included.

The link below downloads one issue of Middle Level Learning, about 3 megabytes.

Related:
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter FaceBook.png rss_0.gif