ASSIGNMENT: Primary Sources: The Sit-Ins in Downtown Atlanta


Students locate newspaper articles and other documents relating to the sit-in movement in downtown Atlanta’s restaurants in the early 1960s. They then analyze these primary sources, and use this analysis to write a narrative summary of the events of these protests and the debates surrounding them. (The resources needed for this assignment, as written by this teacher, include: access to local historic newspapers; the photographic archives available online at Georgia State University Library’s Special Collections [].)

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Marni Davis - History, Georgia State University

Marni Davis – History, Georgia State University