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Old 06-02-2017, 10:27 PM
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Thank you for the info. I am considering moving South and trying to decide between NC and SC.
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Old 06-07-2017, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Vatnos View Post
A major reason Greensboro was chosen to kick off the sit-in movement in the 1960s was because the students felt they were more likely to survive, than if they did it in other parts of the south like Columbia or Richmond for instance. A bit of civic history to be proud of perhaps.

That was a long time ago of course. But I think the same principle remains true today. Greensboro is a highly diverse and accepting place, in my experience.
Columbia or Richmond? I could understand if you said Birmingham or Jackson; Columbia or Richmond weren't known as especially violent/hostile places during that time so I'm curious as to why those two cities were mentioned as points of contrast. As a matter of fact, sit-ins began in Columbia a month after the ones in Greensboro and protesters were largely ignored; I haven't read where they experienced any violence.

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