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A Toddle House restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia, occupied during a sit-in. In the room are Taylor Washington, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Joyce Ladner, John Lewis behind Judy Richardson, George Green, and Chico Neblett. (Danny Lyon/Library of Congress)

An African-American Woman Being Carried by the Police During a Civil Rights Protest:  A Proud Heritage: Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

An African-American Woman Being Carried by the Police During a Civil Rights Protest: A Proud Heritage: Photos From the Civil Rights Movement

'Segregated Lunch Counter': Elvis Presley waits for his bacon and eggs at the railroad station lunch counter while a black woman waits for her sandwich, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1956

'Segregated Lunch Counter': Elvis Presley waits for his bacon and eggs at the railroad station lunch counter while a black woman waits for her sandwich, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1956

Lunch Counter Sit-In, Jackson Mississippi, 1963: Civil Rights demonstrators being taunted and covered with sugar, mustard and ketchup.

Lunch Counter Sit-In, Jackson Mississippi, 1963: Civil Rights demonstrators being taunted and covered with sugar, mustard and ketchup.

On February 1, 1960, four African American college students sat down at a lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, and politely asked for service. Their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their passive resistance and peaceful sit-down demand helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge racial inequality throughout the South.

On February 1, 1960, four African American college students sat down at a lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, and politely asked for service. Their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their passive resistance and peaceful sit-down demand helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge racial inequality throughout the South.

... Joan Trumpauer Mulholland - freedom rider, lunch counter sitter, civil rights activist, rich white girl who defied her parents to do something really really important.

... Joan Trumpauer Mulholland - freedom rider, lunch counter sitter, civil rights activist, rich white girl who defied her parents to do something really really important.

Dion Diamond, a student at Howard University is surrounded by white youths during a sit-in demonstration Arlington, Virginia, June 9, 1960 U...

Dion Diamond, a student at Howard University is surrounded by white youths during a sit-in demonstration Arlington, Virginia, June 9, 1960 U...

Four college students sit in seats designated for white people at the racially segregated Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, NC, in 1960.

Four college students sit in seats designated for white people at the racially segregated Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, NC, in 1960.

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