How Four Friends Stood up by Sitting Down

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A celebration of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing Civil Rights Movement.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316070164
Branch Call Number: J 323.1196 PIN
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Additional Contributors: Pinkney, J. Brian - Illustrator


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The story of the peaceful protest that took place in 1960, in which four college students staged a sit-in at a "whites only" lunch counter at Woolworth's in peaceful protest.

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Jan 09, 2016

Should be read by everyone :)

Four young men sat without being served, while everyone else was served, because they were black, and the lunch counter was segregated. But they kept sitting, and others joined them, until laws changed. Picture book format.

emilymelissabee Oct 09, 2012

A really great way to introduce the topic of racism and the civil rights movement to children. A mature topic, but a vital one to introduce at an early age.


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