Student Sit-in Organizers Expelled
Moments In Civil Rights History
On February 29th, 1960, Alabama Governor John Patterson spoke out against an anti-segregation sit-in that was taking place in the Montgomery County Courthouse. Students from Alabama State College, a traditionally black institution in Montgomery, were in the 5th day of a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter in the courthouse. The college expelled the nine student leaders of the courthouse sit-in.
For personal accounts of the Student Sit-In Movement, see:
Elaine Turner - A Civil Rights Protester
Purnell Steen - Denver's Sit In Movement
Frank Smith - We Changed America
Rev. William Moore - The Sit-In Movement in Fayetteville, NC