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The 1960ís was a decade that forever changed the culture and society of America. The
1960ís were widely known as the decade of peace and love when in reality, minorities were
struggling to gain freedom from segregation. The war to gain freedom for all minorites was a
great obstacle to overcome.
On February 20, 1960 four black college freshmen from the Negro Agricultural and
Technical College in Greensboro, North Carolina quietly walked into a restaurant and sat down at
the lunch counter. They were protesting the Jim Crow custom that blacks could be served while
standing up but not while they were sitting at the lunch counter. The students quietly sat there
politely asking for service until closing time. The next morning they showed up again
accompanied by twenty five fellow students. By the next week their sit down had been repeated in
fourteen cities in five deep south states. In the weeks to follow many new protests arose. After a
black woman was b...
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