Monthly Archives: October 2010

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Here are four African-American men in their early twenties sitting at a Greensboro, North Carolina lunch counter on February 1, 1960.  Three of them have turned around to look at the camera.  They have expressions of wariness and mild interest on their faces.  The fourth man looks off to the side, as if distracted.  They are engaged in a courageous political act that will have dramatic consequences across a string of Southern U.S. cities. Their decision to sit down in the “Whites Only” section at the Woolworth’s lunch counter drew a small crowd.  By the end of the day, a photographer from the local paper was standing outside, along with a few others drawn by their curiosity. The four men came back the next day, accompanied by twenty-three other classmates from their local college.  And the day after that, the protest continuing, eighty supporters gathered at the restaurant.  And theContinue Reading >

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