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4 students who staged Civil Rights sit-in at Woolworths on Feb. 1, 1960
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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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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