1961 student sit-ins aimed to desegregate restaurants and hotels in Maryland & Delaware | USA TODAY


In November 1961, dozens of student sit-ins along Route 40 in Maryland and Delaware targeted segregated restaurants and hotels.
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Across the South in 1961, college students, faith leaders, shop owners, high school students, civil rights leaders and many others risked their lives to battle white supremacy. They wanted voting rights and the integration of schools, businesses, public transit and libraries.

They lost their jobs, were kicked out of school. Their bodies were bloodied and battered. Others were banished for days, weeks or months to prisons across the South.

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