About the Lunch Counter

The Greensboro Lunch Counter.
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Sitting for Justice, the Greensboro Sit-In of 1960.

In 1960, if you were African American, you were not allowed to sit here - the lunch counter of the F.W. Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina. Racial inequality pervaded American life. But throughout the South, a racist system known as "Jim Crow" segregated people by race in restaurants, restrooms, and most other public accommodations.

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