[CIVIL RIGHTS-SIT INS] Leb's Restaurants were the location of sit-ins during the Civil Rights era of the early 1960S in Atlanta, Georgia

LEB'S W. ADAMS ST/JULIA ST [MENU] Atlanta: [N.p.], [1960s]. 9.5 x 16.5" menu with white cardstock covers and pink, blue and grey illustrations by Allen Palmer. Staples to the top cover, attaching specials to the inside of menu. Numerous pin holes at top edge, where menu assumed to be pinned within restaurant. Very good. In the early 1960s, students representing Atlanta's six historically black colleges organized a series of sit-ins at area lunch counters to protest the city's legally sanctioned segregation. Local retailers subsequently agreed to negotiate with representatives from the recently formed student group Committee on Appeal for Human Rights (COAHR), but neither side evinced a willingness to compromise. Protests expanded when negotiations stalled, and student leaders persuaded Martin Luther King, Jr. to participate in a bid for greater publicity. After more than a year of demonstrations and failed negotiations, members of the city's black political establishment met privately with white business leaders, and negotiated a settlement wherein area lunch counters would be desegregated after the court-ordered integration of city schools the following fall. Although they protested the decision on campus, student leaders ultimately submitted to the settlement, and Atlanta's lunch counters were desegregated in September 1961. Civil Rights Digital Library January 25, 1964. -Uploaded on Nov 2, 2010 Interview with Charlie Lebedin, owner of Leb's diner, in the aftermath of the destruction of his private property by Negro civil rights rioters. "the streets were black with Negros…and the whites all ran out. Mob scene here …they are climbing on tables and chairs. We told the colored people we were locking the doors…they broke the tables, they broke the chairs, in the windows, singing and carrying on…refused to leave, urinated on the floor in bus boxes…running around and they wouldn't sit down….

Item #201234.

Price: $200.00