The 'Sit-ins'. Despite.. Supreme Court decisions Protests Civil Rights Act 1957 Segregation was still common in the Southern States. Martin Luther King & organisers of the civil rights campaign decided to use more non-violent, civil disobedience protests to increase pressure for change.
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Segregation was still common in the Southern States
Martin Luther King & organisers of the civil rights campaign decided to use more non-violent, civil disobedience protests to increase pressure for change
We will not hate you yet we will not obey your evil laws. We shall wear you down with our capacity to suffer.
Not one hair of one head of one person should be harmed.
No Niggers Served Here
The Greensboro Four
Ezell Blair Jnr, David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil
White lady on the left arrived at the counter for lunch but refused to sit down with African Americans so she left.
By the end of 1960, 70 000 protesters had taken part in sit-ins
Fill the Jails!
Showed young Blacks they could make a difference
Whites were forced through the media to take notice of the ‘race issue’
Showed non-violent protest worked
Showed MLK that black students could play crucial role in civil rights movement
Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was formed
Only brought limited change in towns and cities
Segregation and discrimination still existed in southern States