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Mon, 02.01.1960

N.C. A&T Students take a stand

On campus Memorial

*On this date in 1960, the sit-in movement rose to new heights in the American Civil Rights era.

The North Carolina A&T Four turned up participation in the Black equal rights movement that day. The late David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair) and Joseph McNeil were all freshman at NCA&T at the time. They entered a segregated North Carolina F.W. Woolworth’s lunch counter and demanded to be served. This protest ignited sit-in campaigns throughout the South.

A statue created by the Universities art professor James Barnhill was unveiled on the 42nd anniversary of the Civil Rights episode.

Reference:
Black First:
2,000 years of extraordinary achievement
by Jessie Carney Smith
Copyright 1994 Visible Ink Press, Detroit, MI
ISBN 0-8103-9490-1

ACLU Racial Justice

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