The Sit in Movement
Feb 1st, 1960
The Sit in Movement started on February 1st, 1960 when four college students from Greensboro, North Carolina patiently waited to be served at a whites only lunch counter in the local WoolsWorth store.
By February 5th, 1960 about 300 hundred students had joined the protest at WoolsWorth.
By the end of March, the Sit in Movement has spread to 55 cities and 13 states.
Dr. Martin Luther King sponsored a conference where students from both the North and South joined together to form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
CORE activists or Congress On Racial Equality planned the first freedom ride. During the freedom ride, many participants were arrested.