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Harassing the Protesters


Students in other cities soon began their own protests. One week to the day after the demonstrations started in Greensboro, black students in Winston-Salem and Durham, North Carolina, held sit-ins at local lunch counters, with more demonstrations in the next days in Charlotte and Raleigh—other major centers in the same state. By the end of the second week, demonstrations had moved to other states throughout the South and continued through the next few years. The 1963 photograph depicts students enduring taunts, mustard, and ketchup as they sat-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson, Mississippi.


Sit-in at Lunch Counter, Image ID #2381, Wisconsin Historical Society.