On February 1st, 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina, four A&T freshmen students, Ezell Blair, Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and David Richmond walked downtown and “sat - in” at the whites–only lunch counter at F.W. Woolworth’s store. They refused to leave when denied service and stayed until the store closed. Their brave actions led to the desegregation of the Woolworth's lunch counter in July 1960 and made a signifigant impact on other events in civil rights history.
This collection, A&T Four: A Closer Look, contains photographs, newspaper clippings, publication excerpts, and other documents from the University Archives that tell a story of the A&T Four as students, their legacy, and the many ways they are honored throughout the community.
Sit-In Movement Anniversary Celebration Programs 1990-2015