What were the segregation laws? • Jim Crow Laws
What to do about this? • David Richman, Frank McCain, Ezell Blair, and Joseph McNeil had an idea and on February 1, 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina they had a “sit-in.” • They were four African Americans dressed in their best that were hungry and went into Woolworth’s for a doughnut and coffee with cream.
Four Heroes Photo from Greensboro Sit-Ins
Imagine what a Sit-in would look like graphic organizer from freeology
The Greensboro Record Article from Greensboro Sit-in Read the book Sit-In: How four friends stood up by sitting down by Andrea Davis Pinkney.
What to do about this? • Other sit-ins had occurred, in Durham, in 1957; in Oklahoma City and Wichita City, Kan., in 1958; and in several northeastern cities even before that. But they didn't catch fire the way the one in Greensboro did, from CBS
Were there other types of protests? • Sit-ins (Freedom Riders, 1961) • Boycotts (Montgomery bus boycott, 1955) • Picketing (numerous) • Organizations (NAACP, SNCC, CORE) • Marches (March on Washington 1963) • Court cases were brought forth Were all these events peaceful?
Eyes on the Prize • Watch portion of “Ain’t Scared of Your Jails” chapter from the documentary.
What did you see? Graphic organizer from freeology
Fighting Segregation • Map of lynching and protests • View photos from FREE AT LAST by Sara Bullard
Comparing vision and reality Graphic organizer from freeology
What was happening here? Work with a partner and read what was going on in Champaign-Urbana during the Civil Rights Movement
Document Analysis Worksheet Worksheet from U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
What would you do if Urbana Middle School began segregating the students based solely on their eye color?