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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

February 1,1960


Ok ya'll getting a double does today because of technical problem could post them yesterday....





On February 1, 1960 Four young men Ezell A. Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), Franklin E. McCain, Joseph A. McNeil, and David L. Richmond turned a page in history and sat down at a counter in Greensboro, N.C. to order lunch. Because they were African American they were refused service and patiently they sat in there seats and awaited justice. Others joined in the non-violent protests from time to time, 28 students the second day, 300 the third day, and some days up to 1,000. The protests spread geographically, too, to 15 cities in 9 states. The success of this sit-in sparked similar ones throughout the South and led to the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which was set up to direct the activities of students working in the civil rights movement.


On July 25, 1960 the Woolworth Lunch counter they sat at agreed to be desegregated.

1 comment:

JStar said...

Powerful! Some try to forget, but how...

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