David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair, and Joseph McNeil, the four North Carolina At & T students who staged the 1960 sit-in, are shown leaving Woolworth's. Photo courtesy Greensboro, NC, News & Record
International Civil Rights Center and Museum
The building that houses this museum of
African-American history was once the Woolworth store that was
the site of a historic civil rights action. On Feb. 1, 1960,
four black college students sat down at the white section of
the lunch counter, igniting the sit-in movement that spread
across the country. The project documents the transformation
of the Woolworth building into the Center and Museum.
Originally submitted by: Howard Coble, Representative (6th District).
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