The Launching of the Student Sit-in Movement: The Role of Black Women at Bennett College

Flowers, Deidre Bennett

The essay explores the involvement of the women at Bennett College for Women, one of two Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that continues the mission of solely educating women, in the student-led sit in movement launched in Greensboro, North Carolina in February 1960. It examines the student participants in the movement, and the theories of organization that help to provide explanations for these protest activities.


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The Journal of African American History

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Organization and Leadership
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September 13, 2018


Civil Rights Movement, Sit ins, Student Protest, College Students, African Americans, Civility, Black communities, Women's education, Lunch counters, Bennett College, Black colleges