The Greensboro Sit-In

The Woolworth Building, in Greensboro, NC; famous for the 1960 “Greensboro Four” sit-in, has been turned into the International Civil Rights Museum. We had a guided tour of this powerful museum, which not only provides a comprehensive look into the full Civil Rights Movement, but also contains the original lunch room, counter, and seats where the Greensboro Four (four freshmen from North Carolina Agriculture and Technical) planned and carried out a sit-in that sparked a movement of sit-ins to protest racial segregation that spread like wildfire across the US. The visit inspired us not only to think about the progress of racial justice since the Civil Rights Movement, but also how much work still needs to be done.

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