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Question #168334

Look up the picture: Sit In Movement - African American Civil Rights Movement


  1. What is happening in the picture?
  2. Why are three students in the front remaining seated?
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Expert's answer
2021-03-11T11:24:02-0500

1. Sit-in movement, nonviolent movement of the U.S. civil rights era that began in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960. The sit-in, an act of civil disobedience, was a tactic that aroused sympathy for the demonstrators among moderates and uninvolved individuals.

2.The protest tactics of the civil rights movement, from the Woolworth's sit-ins to the Selma marches, demonstrate the power of ordinary people taking collective action. These strategies ultimately paved the way for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.


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