50 years since the greensboro lunch counter sit-in

The famed Greensboro sit in of February 1960, which lead to the creation of SNCC. From a nice Slate slide show of great civil rights movement photography that focuses on SNCC.

Written by fabiorojas

February 23, 2010 at 4:44 am

Posted in fabio, social movements

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  1. Fabio — Last week’s New Yorker had an incredible spread of photos, both contemporary and historical, of the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders if you haven’t seen it. There aren’t many, but some of them are incredible photographs.



    February 23, 2010 at 6:02 am

  2. Racism is wrong. These kids took on a sizable personal burden. Some could not finish the project, but so many did that their dedication only reaffirms the commitment of the trainers who prepared them for the hostility and hatred to which they were subjected.

    Objective investigations and assessments of the civil rights movement require very broad scope and deep presentation.

    How did the SNCC of 1960 become the violent cabal of 1967 where “the only position for women in SNCC is prone.”

    The “non-violent” protests an also be understood in terms of techniques of neutralization.
    – It’s not our fault; we’re forced to do it.
    – We’re not hurting anyone …
    – … and anyone who we hurt deserved it.
    – the authorities are corrupt. Anyone who criticizes us is a racist.
    – We appeal to a higher morality that justifies our actions.

    Perhaps that all brings into question this theory of Sykes & Matza that can be so widely applied, or maybe civil disobedience is really a crime against civil society. Maybe the answer is “None of the above.”


    Michael E. Marotta

    February 23, 2010 at 3:33 pm

  3. woof


    michael feynberg

    January 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm

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