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CLIP 5198

Why did lunch counter protests make the headlines in the USA in 1960?

Why did lunch counter protests make the headlines in the USA in 1960?
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Key Info
  • Why did lunch counter protests make the headlines in the USA in 1960?
  • Duration: 01:22
  • Dr Bernard Lafayette, interviewed some years after the event, explains how the lunch counter protest was organised and the effects it had in the restaurant where they took their action. Their aim was to highlight the fact that non-whites were illegally barred from eating in some establishments. The protesters were harassed by white youths. Student Frankie Henry explains how she was attacked. First broadcast in People's Century: Skin Deep on 20 October 1996. The Flash version of this clip has subtitles available.
  • Subject:

    History

       Topic:

    USA: Civil Rights in the 20th Century

  • Keywords: Martin Luther King, segregation, non-violence, constitution, lunch counter protest, Witness, Civil Rights, USA, black history, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Ask students whether this clip support Martin Luther King's views on non-violent protest.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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