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Like many cities in the early 1960s, downtown Richmond, Virginia was segregated. In department stores, African Americans were allowed to buy clothes but were not allowed to try them on or return them.
The lunch counters at these department stores were either segregated or they simply did not serve African Americans at all.

Inspired by the Greensboro sit-ins and Martin Luther King Jr. (who had given a talk at Virginia Union University on January 1, 1960), students at VUU planned to hold nonviolent sit-in at department stores in downtown Richmond, Virginia.[1]


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