When: February 1, 1960

Where: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests led by university students that occurred between February and July 1960 to challenge the segregation of local department stores with segregated lunch counters.

Further Reading:

Brown, Laura Michael. “Remembering Silence: Bennett College Women and the 1960 Greensboro Student Sit-Ins.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly 48, no. 1 (2018): 49-70.

Tuck, Stephen, Morgan, Iwan and Philip Davies. From Greensboro to Notting Hill: The Sit-Ins in England. University of Florida, 2012.

Weatherford, Carole Boston and Jerome Lagarrigue. Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins. New York: Puffin Books, 2007.

Wolff, Miles. Lunch at the Five and Ten, the Greensboro Sit-Ins: A Contemporary History. Stein and Day, 1970.