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Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement

 
 
Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
1. Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement Marker
Inscription.  
Four Students at North Carolina A & T State University conducted the first lunch counter sit-in on February 1, 1960 at the Woolworth Store.

Franklin McCain
Joseph McNeil
Ezell Blair, Jr.
David Richmond

"Sometimes taking a stand for what is undeniably right means taking a seat."

Presented to the City of Greensboro by Radio Stations WEAL and WQMG February 1, 1990

Huff Art Studio

 
Erected 1990 by Radio Stations WEAL and WQMG.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list.
 
Location. 36° 4.31′ N, 79° 47.42′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on South Elm Street, on the right when traveling south. Located at entrance to International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
2. Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement Marker
of this marker. O. Henry (here, next to this marker); Lunsford Richardson (a few steps from this marker); Henry Frye (within shouting distance of this marker); The Underground Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Albion Tourgee (within shouting distance of this marker); Greensboro Law School (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trial Of Benjamin Benson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sit-Ins (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
Also see . . .  International Civil Rights Center and Museum website. (Submitted on April 7, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
3. Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement Marker
Woolworth Store front & entrance to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, March 31, 2012
4. Woolworth Store front & entrance to the International Civil Rights Center & Museum
Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
5. Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   5. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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