Chapter Book of the Day
Sitting for Equal Service: Lunch Counter Sit-Ins, United States, 1960s (Civil Rights Struggles Around the World)
by Melody Herr (Author)
Booktalk: On February 1, 1960, four black college students sat down at the whites-only lunch counter in a Woolworth’s department store in Greensboro, North Carolina. The young men knew the waitress couldn’t take their order because of the store’s segregationist policies. But the young men hadn’t come to eat–they had come to make a peaceful stand for equality.
Snippet: On August 28, 1963, more than more than two hundred fifty thousand protestors joined the March on Washington. They met at the Lincoln Memorial, a landmark symbol of freedom. John Lewis, the chairman of SNCC, was one of the many civil rights leaders who addressed the crowd. That day Dr. King gave the most famous speech of his life, “I have a dream.”
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