Greensboro, N.C.: 50 Years After the Sit-In

Woolworth's StoolsFifty years ago, on Feb. 1, four black college students sat down at a whites-only Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. The “Greensboro Four,” along with friends and supporters, returned to the counter every day for six months until the lunch counter was desegregated.

“We feel that this place here and this entire building is holy ground,” says Skip Alston, Guilford County commissioner. “What took place here on Feb. 1, 1960, was very holy and ordained.”

Check out NPR’s excellent report on this historic event, and find out how that Greensboro Woolworth’s building went on to become the International Civil Rights Center & Museum.