Freedom riders ppt

Favoriting this resource allows you to save it in the “My Resources” tab of your account.There, you can easily access this resource later when you’re ready to customize it or assign it to your students.While not the first sit-ins of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, the Greensboro sit-ins were an instrumental action that led to increased national sentiment at a crucial period in U. On February 1, 1960, four students from the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina—Ezell Blair, Jr., Joseph Mc Neil, David Richmond, and Franklin Mc Cain—sat down at the segregated lunch counter to protest Woolworth's policy of excluding African Americans.Students create an aerial tour of the journey taken by the Freedom Riders using the maps at Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, or from Google Earth or Google Maps.Google Maps can be used to locate the places visited on the Freedom Ride and the street-view function shows what the places look like now.Audio and images can be added to tours and shared with other Google Earth users.The lunch counter staff continued to refuse service.Students collect information using electronic diary entries, and organise and present their findings using discussion groups and Power Point presentations.On the fourth day of the sit-ins, more than 300 people took part.They had specifically chosen Woolworth’s, because it was a national chain and was thus believed to be especially vulnerable to negative publicity.Google Earth allows students to create a guided experience where they can fly from one location to another, view the terrain and search embedded content.

In the first sit-ins, students would sit at white-only lunch counters and refuse to leave until they had been served.Using the strategy of nonviolent resistance, students across the south began these sit-ins, and local authorities often used brutal force and violence to physically remove and restrain the activists.The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests which led to the Woolworth's department store chain reversing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States. The primary event took place at the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth's store.Following store policy, the lunch counter staff refused to serve the African American men at the "whites only" counter, and the store's manager asked them to leave.During the sit-in movement of the 1960s, students and other civil rights activists would "sit-in" at whites-only locations.


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On the second day of the sit-ins, more than twenty African-American students who had been recruited from other campus groups came to the store to join the sit-in.