Thursday, February 01, 2007

February 1, 1960

About a block from where I sit is the Woolworth's drug store where four black college students from A &T University sat down at the "whites only" lunch counter and asked to be served. That was Feb. 1, 1960. Today, the building's windows are boarded up while it undergoes a much hoped-for, and long-delayed transformation into a national Civil Rights Museum.

Timeline of events.
Children's book: Freedom on the Menu
My local newspaper's multi-media presentation.

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