Interview with James Farmer
QUESTION 1
INTERVIEWER:

OK, ON THE SIT-INS, WHAT EFFECT DID THE SIT-INS IN THE EARLY SIXTIES HAVE ON THE MOVEMENT AND ON THE, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES?

James Farmer:

Well, the southern student sit-in movement, which began in 1960, February 1st in Greensboro, then spread throughout the South, made the movement a mass movement, and took it out of one locality, the Montgomery bus boycott, for instance, had been in one city: Montgomery. But the southern student sit-in movement spread into dozens of cities throughout the South. And local people and students in those cities were involved in it.