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The Best Sites To Learn About The Greensboro Sit-Ins

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'Greensboro Lunch Counter' photo (c) 2010, ttarasiuk - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

February 1st is the fiftieth anniversary of the Greensboro sit-ins. As a local television station describes it:

On Feb. 1, 1960, four black students at N.C. A&T sat down at the segregated lunch counter at the F.W. Woolworth store in downtown Greensboro and demanded service. The protest continued until July, when the counter was desegregated.

This pivotal moment in civil rights history is receiving the attention it deserves.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites To Learn About The Greensboro Sit-Ins:

The National Museum of American History has many resources, including videos and lesson plans, on the sit-ins.

The Woolworth Sit-In That Launched a Movement is from National Public Radio, and provides audio support for the text.

February One: The Story of the Greensboro Four
is the website for a PBS film and has many resources.

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum doesn’t have a whole of resources, but it’s worth visiting for it’s impressive opening presentation and for the fact that it’s opening its doors next week — on the site of the Woolworth store where the sit-ins took place.

Greensboro Sit-Ins: Launch Of A Civil Rights Movement is a website set-up by the Greensboro local newspaper, and has a wealth of multimedia resources.

New Museum to Honor Power of a Sit-In Protest is the title of a new Voice of America Special English report that provides audio for the text.

The Legacy of The Greensboro Four is a video from CBS News.

A Participant Looks Back is a CNN video.

The New York Times has a slideshow titled Center Of Change and an accompanying article.

Protesters Reflect On Success Of 1960s Sit-ins is an article from CBS News.

A Brief History of the Sit In Movement is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.

Greensboro Sit-In is another site with multimedia resources.

The Smithsonian Channel has a nice video.

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