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NAACP The meaning of Sit-Ins

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.158.02 Author/Creator: NAACP Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: September 1960 Pagination: 12 p. ; 22.8 x 10 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet entitled, "The meaning of Sit-Ins" written by Roy Wilkins dated September 1960. Recounts the beginning of the sit-in protests staged at segregated lunch counter spaces. Wilkins traces the unfairness of unequal access to public spaces back to the Dred Scott rule and Plessy v. Ferguson. States that both the South and North are complicit in segregation.

People: Wilkins, Roy, 1901-1981

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ActivismAfrican American HistoryAfrican AmericansEducationGovernment and CivicsLegislationOrganizationsProtestsRace discriminationSegregationVoting RightsVoting

Sub Era: The Sixties

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