Greensboro, N.C. -- On Saturday, February 1, 2014 the International Civil Rights Center and Museum will celebrate the 54th anniversary of the 1960 Woolworth lunch counter sit-ins.
That day four North Carolina A&T freshmen walked from campus to the Woolworth lunch counter in downtown Greensboro seeking change and racial equality.
The ICRCM will hold its Annual Gala on Feb. 1, 2014 to honor the late David Richmond, the late Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil and Ezell Blair, Jr., who is now known as Jibreel Khazan.
Executive Director Bamidele Demerson and Curatorial Associate Lolita Watkins joined WFMY News 2's Tracey McCain on the Good Morning Show to talk about the event.
"We are dedicating this year's event to Franklin McCain," explained Demerson. McCain died Thursday, January 9, 2014.
Renowned children's activist, songwriter, music and TV producer Quincy Jones and music business pioneer Clarence Avant will be recognized as the leading honorees at the Gala. The museum will also honor David Richmond's mother with a special award.
The Anniversary Gala is Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. The reception begins at 5 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $125 per person and support the ICRCM's educational initiatives and operations. Call 336.294-9199 x230 to purchase tickets or visit www.sitinmovement.org.
WFMY News 2