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From Interracial Sit-Ins to Interreligious Solidarity: 1960

Grades 6-12


In the early 1960s many black young people decided bravely to simply sit in places where people of color were unwelcome. Much like Ms. Rosa Parks did on a section of a bus identified for whites only. Common places for “sit-ins” were public places to eat called lunch counters. Some basic principles were defined in an article published in the December 1960 issue of The Catholic Worker about Highlander Folk School and how people learned to protest nonviolently.

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[a weekend or year-long] workshop for white students In the South who want to help the students participating in the [sit-ins or marches]

[Civil rights or Civil liberties] are equal rights for Negroes or other groups subject to discrimination and [civil rights or civil liberties] are those freedoms protected by the Bill of Rights.

[All or some of] these rights and liberties have Constitutional guarantees.

Most important of all, both civil rights and civil liberties belong to [all or some] members of the civil community.

Civil rights, civil liberties, and access to civil institutions [are or are not] really different things. Basically they mean that [some or all] members of the community may live fully and freely the life of the community.