Today marks Black History Month in the U.S. On February 1, 1960, four black college students staged a sit-in at the lunch counter inside Woolworth's store in Greensboro, N.C. to protest racial segregation laws. The lunch counter refused to serve the young men, but this act of civil disobedience snowballed into other sit-ins throughout the U.S. South during the Civil Rights Movement. A sizeable section of the lunch counter is now preserved at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
Are you doing any civil disobedience in your own life? Tell us all about it.