Protest: Changing Greensboro

In 1960, students from predominantly black North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sat down at a Greensboro lunch counter. Peaceful but determined, the Negroes vowed not to move until they were served — and thereby set the pattern of nonviolent sit-ins that dominated black protest for years. Last week A. & T. students in the tobacco and textile town traded shots with police and National Guards men for three days. The contrast capsuled the revolution in the mode of protest in the U.S. that has taken place in the '60s.

The trouble started when students in the town's all-Negro...

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