The Sit-In Movement in Fayetteville, N.C.

The Rev. William Moore

The Rev. William Moore of Philadelphia was a college student in North Carolina in the early 1960s. Inspired by the Greensboro sit-in, he and his classmates staged sit ins in Fayetteville. He recalls, "We would go into the stores, we would sit at the counter, and we would ask for a burger, french fries, and a Coke. And they would ask us to leave, please leave, and we did not leave, we just sat there." Read more on the Rev. William Moore: Sitting In and Taking a Stand: A Civil Rights Activist's 61-Year Journey.

For more on the Student Sit-In Movement, see: Moments in Civil Rights History - Student Sit-In Organizers Expelled Moments in Civil Rights History - The Sit-In Movement

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 A. Lawson - The Student Movement in Houston

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