Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down

Sit-In:  How Four Friends Stood Up By Sitting Down

"We must meet violence with nonviolence." On February 1, 1960 four college students went into a Woolworth's Department Store and sat down at the counter to place an order for a doughnut and coffee with cream on the side. They wanted to mix black with white. They were not served. These were the days of segregation when it was White's Only at the counter. "Practicing peace while others showed hatred was tougher than any school test." Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s creed of practicing nonviolence held strong. The students were joined by others and sit ins began across the South. These were incredibly difficult times of change that spun hatred and anger and racism but gradually gave way to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and freedom for all. "Hold the hate. Leave off the injustice." This is a powerful record and reminder of where we have been and a tribute to the courage of those who held onto their determination to make the United States a country of equality. 40 pages

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