On this day, February 1, 1960, four black college students from North Carolina started the lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro. Inside a Woolworth store, the students sat at the "whites only" section where they were denied service. After many more protests the store integrated five months later. While this was not the first sit-in of the civil rights movement, the Greensboro sit-ins became one of the most well-known. A section of the store's lunch counter is on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History in Washington, D.C..