The Sit-In Demonstrations in Historic Perspective

October 2010
North Carolina Historical Review;Oct2010, Vol. 87 Issue 4, p431
Academic Journal
An essay is presented, discussing historical antecedents to the lunch counter sit-ins of the 1960s that launched the African American civil rights movement. Examples of sit-in demonstrations as far back as the 1940s are discussed, including ones staged by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).


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