The “Greensboro Four”–as they became known–had also been spurred to action by the brutal murder in 1955 of a young black boy, Emmett Till, who had allegedly whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi store.
The former Woolworth's in Greensboro now houses the International Civil Rights Center and Museum, which features a restored version of the lunch counter where the Greensboro Four sat.
Despite advances in the fight for racial equality (including the landmark 1954 Supreme Court verdict in Brown v.
Board of Education and the Montgomery Bus Boycott), segregation was still the norm across the southern United States in 1960.
By the end of March the movement had spread to 55 cities in 13 states.
Though many were arrested for trespassing, disorderly conduct or disturbing the peace, national media coverage of the sit-ins brought increasing attention to the struggle for civil rights for African Americans.
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