As Black History Month kicks off, LIFE.com presents a gallery of photos — many of which never ran in LIFE magazine — from a series of protests and sit-ins in Petersburg, Virginia, in May 1960.
(Howard Sochurek—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

As Black History Month kicks off, LIFE.com presents a gallery of photos — many of which never ran in LIFE magazine — from a series of protests and sit-ins in Petersburg, Virginia, in May 1960.

(Howard Sochurek—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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