lunch counter


Definition of lunch counter

1 : a long counter at which lunches are sold

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Nashville made history by becoming the first city in the South to integrate its lunch counters. USA TODAY, "Nashville and the Destiny of Dissent," 15 Apr. 2018 Then black college students in Nashville entered three stores and ordered food at the lunch counters. Matthew Haag, New York Times, "An Alabama Sit-In in 1960, an Apology and the Lifetimes Between," 30 May 2018 The pharmacy and its popular lunch counter, which had its roots in the 1930s, closed in October 1995. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A micro food hall, Crossroads Collective, aims to revive the corner building at North and Farwell avenues," 17 May 2018 Among the earliest protests in the civil rights movement were the sit-ins in Greensboro, where young African-American activists were beaten and arrested for trying to desegregate lunch counters. Tim Funk, charlotteobserver, "Black Caucus chair: Ex-NC Gov. Pat McCrory played 'race card in reverse' on talk show | Charlotte Observer," 11 May 2018 The Friendship Nine are honored with stools at the former lunch counter where the protests took place. Staff Reports And News Services, Washington Post, "James Wells, civil rights activist jailed for lunch counter sit-in, dies at 77," 11 July 2018 Lewis was a giant of the civil rights movement, organizing sit-ins to protest segregated lunch counters and volunteering as a freedom rider, risking violence by defying segregation on interstate buses in the South., "In demand: Civil rights legend John Lewis headlines Harvard and BU commencements," 23 May 2018 The flag was originally raised in 1961 as a statement of opposition to the Civil Rights Movement and lunch counter sit-ins occurring at the time. Bree Newsome, SELF, "The 2018 Midterm Elections Proved That Change Must Happen from the Ground Up," 15 Nov. 2018 Black would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens' doors in midnight raids and school children could not be thought about evolution. Fox News, "Reps. Meadows, Jordan call on Rosenstein to testify," 27 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of lunch counter

1869, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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: a long counter at which lunches are sold

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