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The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s

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Woman pickets segregated lunch counters, 1960.

Courtesy of the Florida State Archives.

While there had been a few sit-ins prior to 1960, the sit-in movement became part of the national strategy of civil rights groups after four freshmen at North Carolina A&T University staged a sit-in that year in Greensboro, North Carolina. Within months, sit-ins, pickets, and boycotts of segregated stores and lunch counters had spread throughout the country. The young woman pictured here is picketing segregated lunch counters at Neisner's McCrory's, F.W. Woolworth's, Walgreen's and Sears stores in Tallahassee, Florida. 6#x20147 December 1960.

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