Civil Rights Movement Documents
Documents From the Sit-Ins, 1960-61

Sit-In Articles From CRMVets History & Timeline

Sit-In Background & Context
The Greensboro Sit-Ins, 1960
Sit-ins Sweep Across the South, 1960-1964
Durham Sit-ins and Protests, 1960-61
Charlotte-Rock Hill Sit-ins, 1960
Nashville Student Movement, 1960-1964
Tallahassee Students Gassed & Arrested, 1960
Richmond Desegregation Campaign, 1960
Mass Arrest of Student Protesters, Orangeburg, SC., 1960
Montgomery Sit-ins Suppressed, 1960
Alabama Attacks Black Leaders, 1960-1964
Baltimore Sit-ins & Protests, 1960
Atlanta Sit-ins, 1960
Nonviolent Action Group, (NAG) Howard University
Savannah Sit-ins & Boycott, 1960-62
Baton Rouge Sit-ins & Student Strike, 1960
New Orleans Merchant Boycotts & Sit-ins, 1960-1963
Jacksonville Sit-ins & 'Ax-Handle Saturday', 1960
Rock Hill SC, "Jail-No-Bail" Sit-ins, 1961
Tougaloo Nine and Jackson State Protest, 1961
Desegregate Route 40 Project, 1961
Baton Rouge Student Protests, 1961-1962

Documents From the 1960s Sit-Ins

An Appeal for Human Rights, Atlanta students. 1960. See Atlanta Sit-ins for background.)

Sit-ins: A Chronological Listing of the Cities In Which Demonstrations Have Occurred, February 1 - March 31, 1960, authors unknown.

Notes: Chronology of Student Sit-Ins and Freedom Rides, 1960-1961, Howard Zinn.

CORE reprint: New York Times sit-in stories, Claude Sitton, Bernard Stengren, NY Times. February, 1960.

Civil Rights Newsletter Unsigned, April 13, 1960.

A Follow Up Report on the Student Protest Movement After Two Months, SRC, April 1960.

Expanded Racial Defense Policy, NAACP. Call for consumer boycotts in response to sit-ins.

The Meaning of the Sit-Ins, Roy Wilkins, NAACP. 12-page pamphlet.

Mass meeting flyer (re sit-ins), SNCC. Atlanta, GA, October, 1960.

Heed Their Rising Voices, The New York Times advertisment which led to the New York Times v Sullivan case that re-defined the 1st Amendment. See Montgomery Sit-ins Suppressed and Alabama Attacks Black Leaders for background.

Sit-Ins: The Students Report CORE pamphlet. 1960.

Rock Hill SC Sit-in Press Release, February 6, 1961. Ed King, SNCC. See Rock Hill SC, "Jail-No-Bail" Sit-ins for background info.

Support letter to all "sit- in" students in jail in York County Jail, SC., National Union of Ghana Students. March 8, 1961.

Voice of the Movement, Student Central Committee, Nashville Christian Leadership Conference. July 16, 1961

For more information:

See also Letters & Reports from 1960
See also Sit-ins for web links.
See also Sit-In Movement for books.

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