Greensboro, NC -- On February 1, 1960, four brave NC A&T State University freshmen requested service at the segregated lunch counter of the F.W, Woolworth's store in downtown Greensboro.
After Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair, Jr. (now known as Jibreel Khazan), David Richmond and Joseph McNeil were refused service, they sat at the lunch counter until closing.
The next day, dozens of students from NC A&T and other Greensboro colleges joined them. During the next 10 days, students across the state participated in similar sit-ins. By the third week of the peaceful protests, demonstrations had spread to other states throughout the South.
On this day, NC A&T celebrates the Greensboro Four's brave quest for equality and justice 53 years ago with an annual breakfast.
This year's theme is Legacy to Legacy: Shared Leadership. The Breakfast program featured the surviving members of the Greensboro Four and a family representative for the late David Richmond who passed away in 1990. Winners of the Guilford County
Schools Sit-In essay competition were also honored.
WFMY News 2/ NC A&T