On this remarkable day, February 1, in the year 1960, four college freshmen changed American history. This film depicts Ezell Blair, David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil (the “Greensboro Four”) as they began a sit-in at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in North Carolina. The restaurant refused service to anyone but white people, and this demonstration is considered one of the pivotal moments in the American Civil Rights Movement. In this film, they recount how the idea of the sit-in grew out of their late-night talks in campus dorms, and how the decision to act changed their lives and our history forever.
Curriculum Connections: History, Geography, Goverment, Civics