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Key Terms: Nashville lunch counter protests Greensboro sit ins 1960 Diane Nash Nashville Mayor Ben West StudentNonviolentCoordinating Committee SNCC Congressof Racial Equality CORE Freedom Rides 1961 JohnLewis Birmingham AL Police CommissionerBull Connor Greensboro, NC.Fourblack studentssit in at all white lunch counter Nashville had promoteditself as Athensof South But still segregated Diane Nash Fisk U student Black college Nashville had 4 black colleges Led studentsto Nashvilles first sit in Stayed at all white lunch counter § Nashville lunch counter protests Stayed at all white lunch counter all day Mostpeople didn’ttake it seriously at first Continuedwithoutincident foralmost 2 weeks Then one day during sit in studentswere attacked Police did nothingto protect them § But studentsstayedtrue to nonviolence § Manyof the protestorswere arrested § Ben West (Mayor) Wanted to maintain public order
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