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Hidden from history: Bennett College women and the Greensboro sit-ins - Freedom Socialist Party

Hidden from history: Bennett College women and the Greensboro sit-ins - Freedom Socialist Party

The piece below, which the author calls "necessary reminiscences," concerns an event that is often credited with launching the civil rights movement ofhe 1960s: a sit-in campaign by African American college students to integrate the whites-only lunch counter at a Woolworth’s store in Greensboro, North Carolina. When the young people were denied service on the first day of the sit-in, February 1, 1960, they refused to leave, and the lunch counter...

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