Articles & Speeches
by Civil Rights Movement Veterans
Sit-Ins of the 1960s


Sit-In Articles From CRMVets History & Timeline

Sit-Ins of 1960 (CRMVets)
Baltimore Sit-In Victory, 1955
Royal Ice Cream Sit-in — Durham, NC, 1957
CORE Sit-Ins, Miami, FL, 1959
1960s Sit-Ins 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
Baltimore Sit-ins & Protests, 1960
Atlanta Sit-ins, 1960
Nonviolent Action Group (NAG) Howard University, 1960
Savannah Sit-ins & Boycott, 1960-62
Baton Rouge Sit-ins & Student Strike 1960
New Orleans Merchant Boycotts & Sit-ins, 1960-1963
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Founded, 1960
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
Albany GA, Movement, 1961-1962
Baton Rouge Student Protests, 1961-1962

Sit-In Articles & Speeches by Freedom Movement Veterans

Why I Sit In, Barbara Ann Posey. NAACP reprint of Datebook article on the 1957 Oklahoma City sit-ins.

Rock Hill & Charlotte Sit-ins, J. Charles Jones. 1960.

Bigger Than a Hamburger, Ella Baker. 1960. Address to SNCC founding conference, 1960

Atlanta Student Movement Timeline, Lonnie King. 1960-1964.

Sit-Ins: The Students Report. 1960. CORE pamphlet with multiple articles.

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

Speech in support of the sit-ins to NSA conference, Casey Hayden. August 1960

The Burning Truth in the South, Martin Luther King. 1960. SCLC reprint of Progressive article.

It Happened in Baton Rouge, U.S.A., Major Johns and Ronnie Moore. CORE pamphlet. 1961. (See Baton Rouge Sit-ins & Student Strike and Baton Rouge Student Protests for background.)

Freedom Movement in Washington DC, 1960-61, Triggs & Dietrich. 1961.

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

Special Report: The Student Protest Movement: A Recapitulation, Dorothy Zellner, Southern Regional Council, September 1961. 20 pages.

Negro Youth's New March on Dixie, Ben Bagdikian, Saturday Evening Post. Re SNCC.

The Day They Changed Their Minds. NAACP pamphlet about the sit-ins. 1962.

See also Documents From the Sit-Ins

See also Sit-ins for web links.

See also Sit-In Movement for books.

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