50th anniversary of sit-ins at Woolworth store recognized in central North Carolina city
There are 5 comments on the WTKR-TV Norfolk story from Jan 28, 2010, titled 50th anniversary of sit-ins at Woolworth store recognized in central North Carolina city. In it, WTKR-TV Norfolk reports that:
The North Carolina city where sit-ins took root as a popular form of protesting segregation in the 1960s is recognizing the 50th anniversary of those events.
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#2 Jan 29, 2010
This was one of the handful of seminal moments in the civil rights movement, where national attention focused on a particular aspect of segregation, in this case, of retail businesses, especially food service, catering only to whites.
Greensboro, Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham, Little Rock, Philadelphia MS... and there were others.
#4 Jan 29, 2010
Yes, this was an historical event which helped add new impetus to the Black freedom movement of the 1960s.
Important new tactics were introduced into the practice of nonviolent resistance to racist tyranny.
For King, it also was educatiional as he was trying to figure out how to move forward after the victory in Montgomery.
In some respects the sit ins resembled the sit down strikes and factory occupations movement among American (and French) workers doing the Depression of the 1930s, bu this time point special emphasis on racial oppression.
The techniques of sit ins weere refined for a new struggle of a new generation. Such methods also later proved education and effective for progressive whites as well in Berkeley's Free Speech Movement and other struggles.
Yes, the sit in movement started by a handful of Black college students was an historical milestone.
#5 Jan 29, 2010
Woolworth food sucked anyway .
#6 Jan 30, 2010
i like kfc
#7 Jan 30, 2010
what happened to the colored section ?
colored section was probably in the basement.
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