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segregated


(SEG-ruh-gayt-id)

Long ago, parts of our country were segregated. That means that African-American people were kept apart from white people. African-American people couldn’t go to the same schools, live in the same neighborhoods, or eat in the same restaurants as white people.

  segregated

sit-in


(SIT-in)

At a sit-in, people gather in a certain place to show what they believe in. African-Americans did sit-ins at restaurants in the 1950s and 60s to show that it was wrong for the restaurants not to allow them to eat there. They did not leave until they were served their food.

sit-in

integrated


(IN-tuh-grayt-ed)

Brought people together into one group. Now that restaurants are integrated, all people are allowed to sit together.

  integrated
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