The campaign for African-American civil rights in the USA, 1950-1968. The Greensboro sit-ins.

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  • The campaign for African-American civil rights in the USA, 1950-1968. The Greensboro sit-ins.
    • Cause
      • University students refusal to leave the all-white Woolworth's cafereria
        • McNeill
      • 16 previous sit-ins
    • Participants
      • The students
        • The following day 20 more black students and 3 white students came to join
      • Govenor of North Carolina gave his support
      • Martin Luther King
        • Gave encouragment
        • Students convinced him to join in
    • Significance
      • 78 further sit ins
      • Over 70,000 people were involved
      • Support from other members of civil rights movement
        • SCLC
        • MLK
        • SNCC
        • Ella Baker

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