50 Years Ago Today – Sit-Ins Challenged Segregation

Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the student sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C.  This was the first of what would become a broad movement of sit-in protests as literally thousands of African-American students sat at lunch counters across the South, refusing to leave until they were served.  These protests are often credited with reinvigorating the civil rights movement and accelerating the demise of Jim Crow.  How Appealing has a round up of links.