The 1960 Sit-ins in Context
Against The Current vol. 147

Oppenheimer, Marty

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/07/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13674

We think of the Sit-In Movement as beginning on February 1, 1960, fifty years ago. In the minds of many this was the initiating event that led to many subsequent developments in the broader civil rights movement, indeed as a turning point in Black, and more generally, U.S. history. But the sit-ins, and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s had their origins in vast social changes that began long before.

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