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Wordless Wednesday: Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

July 2nd, 2008 by Ajuan Mance

February 2, 1960: North Carolina A&T students stage a sit-down strike at the F.W. Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, NC. Pictured are Ronald Martin, Robert Patterson, and Mark Martin. The young men, who remained seated throughout the day, were refused service at this lunch counter, which served only white patrons. The next morning they returned with 25 more students. A fourth student is pictured at the far left. (Source: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.)

Posted by Ajuan Mance


Posted in African American Students, African Americans, Black Colleges, Black History, Black Students, Higher Education, Sit-in

3 Responses

  1. Shelia

    They can rest assured that there are enough of us that remember, respect and continuously acknowledge their contribution yesterday to our civil rights freedoms today.

  2. SjP

    This is what I call today’s history being my current event growing up. I remember when this happened.

    We hold these truths…1776…1864…1960…2008. We must never forget in order to move on and forward. Very moving!

  3. hagar's daughter

    I agree SjP and Sheila.

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