The Greensboro sit-ins were a prime example of the attempts of peaceful protests that occurred during the movement. In Greensboro, North Carolina, on February 1st,1960, four African American college students went to Woolworth's, an all-white diner to try to get served. The shop was not segregated, but the restaurant part of it was. They were refused when asked to be served food, and told to leave. Instead of leaving they just sat there.They came back every day for months and sat there while people taunted them, and even poured food all over them. Each day more and more students from their school would come join them. People in other places also followed their lead and were doing the same. Throughout the Greensboro sit-ins there were about 70,000 participants and almost 4,000 arrests. The fact that these students and citizens were willing to sit there while being screamed at and getting food poured on them shows their passion and devotion towards gaining their rights during the Civil Rights Movement.