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Ronald Martin, Robert Patterson, and Mark Martin stage sit-down strike after being refused service at an F.W. Woolworth luncheon counter, Greensboro, N.C.
A sit-down strike at a Woolworth luncheon counter in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960

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Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. Was Born
January 15, 1929

That was just the beginning. King asked civil rights activists to remain nonviolent as they worked to lift racial oppression. His advice was to use sit-ins, marches, and peaceful demonstrations to bring attention to issues of inequality. The commitment and moral integrity of activists who remained calm in the face of violent opposition inspired national admiration. Even in jail, King continued preaching this message. He was arrested while protesting in Alabama to desegregate lunch counters.
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