Peter Ammons Sit-in campaigns.

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In 1960,Joseph McNeil, a black college student was refused service in a Woolworth's diner in Greensboro, North Carolina. The next day he returned to the same diner with three other students, all of them were black.the four students sat at the counter all day and they wouldn't leave until they got served. Day after day the students would return to the diner and would stay there until they got served. Because of the sit-in at North Carolina, many of people protested segregation by also doing sit-ins in other cities across the country. More and more students across the South copied the Greensboro example of direct action. By February 7th, there were 54 sit-ins throughout the South in 15 cities in 9 states. The goal of the sit ins were to show that black people weren't being served in a public place, the four students wanted to show the world that diners should become intergrated. The students didn't get served but they did get the diner to close 30 minutes early, when the students returned to the campus they were greeted as heros. On February 4th, black students were joined by white female students from the North Carolina’s Women’s College. Segregated food counters throughout Greensboro were affected. The Woolworth’s at Greensboro eventually agreed to desegregate its food counter in July 1960 having lost $200,000 dollars of business or 20% of its anticipated sales. The Greensboro sit ins caused diners all across the country to desegregate their own stores.

external image group14-e.jpgMcCain Interview (Student who participated in the Sit ins)
Spivey Interview (Wrote the first story about the sit ins)