Sit-Ins at Restaurants | History of SC Slide Collection

One of the methods of non-violent protest against segregation, taught by Martin Luther King and others in the Civil Rights Movement, was the practice of sit-ins at restaurants and coffee shops. African-Americans, often students, quietly sat down in businesses or sections reserved for white patrons, requesting service. Photograph by Vic Tutte, in Columbia in the 1960s.

Courtesy of "The State" newspaper.