Monday, February 1, 2010

On February 1

On this day in ...
... 1960 (50 years ago today), 4 freshmen enrolled at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College sat at a lunch counter designated "whites only" at the F.W. Woolworth store in Greensboro. The men, all African Americans, were refused service yet stayed in their seats, an act of "passive resistance and peaceful sit-down demand helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge racial inequality throughout the South." (photo credit) Today the building that housed the store where the sit-in movement began is being remade as the International Civil Rights Museum.

(Prior February 1 posts are here and here.)

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