[Marxism] Democracy Now: Saturday Marks 60th Anniversary of Historic Greensboro Four Sit-In

Alan Ginsberg ginsberg.alan1 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 1 16:53:55 MST 2020

Saturday marks the 60th anniversary of the Greensboro Four sit-in protest
at the lunch counter at Woolworth’s in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.
On February 1, 1960, four freshmen students at North Carolina’s A&T State
University — Ezell Blair Jr., Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and David
Richmond — refused to leave the whites-only lunch counter after being
denied service. Their action inspired a nationwide wave of sit-ins aimed at
desegregating businesses and public spaces. Within weeks of their action,
sit-in protests spread to over 250 cities and towns across the country,
sparking a nationwide movement that saw more than 400 protests by the end
of the year.


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