Skip to comments.Franklin McCain Dies - Helped Start Sit-In Movement At Greensboro Lunch Counter (Greensboro Four)
Posted on 01/10/2014 9:36:51 AM PST by EveningStar
A Civil Rights pioneer has died. Franklin McCain was one of four teenagers who sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1, 1960...
The freshmen from North Carolina A&T ignited a sit-in movement in the Jim Crow south that led to other key chapters in the Civil Rights era...
Initially McCain and the other men were known as the A&T Four, because what they did was viewed as so controversial. In time, the city adopted them as their own, and today they're more commonly known as the Greensboro Four...
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May he rest in peace.
Down the Rabbit Hole
Got into a story about that a while back that linked to NC as a whole during that time and from there linked over to my town of Fayetteville.
Interesting times and people. Interesting fact was a bunch of off duty Military were supporting the Civil Rights movement in downtown Fayetteville during some of the protests.
Military service brought me to town in 1974 and by then it was “Old News”.
I saw an episode of “American Pickers” a few months ago where they had someone that had the lunch counter stools from that sit-in ,, a Woolworths or McCrory’s I believe ... I know that Rosa Parks bus was saved and restored to far better than new condition and is on museum display.
I miss that America ,, where civil disobedience was civil and got a decent hearing ... I’m afraid that the justice system is completely worthless now.
Was hoping it was a typo.
Men like him who stand up for their principles in a civil way deserve our respect.
Are race relations better now than before?
They certainly are between blacks and the Democrat party.
Standing up for what is right (by sitting down)
Franklin McCain was a good man - and very brave. Prayers for his family and loved ones...