On February 1, 1960 Franklin McCain Sr., with Ezell Blair, Jr. (Jibreel Khazan), Joseph McNeil and David Richmond walked downtown and “sat - in” at the whites–only lunch counter at Woolworth’s. They would refuse to leave when they were denied service, their expectations were fully achieved, service was denied. They went back day after day and the word spread. On July 25th, Woolworth made the counter available to everyone. Read More
Although there were other sit-ins, this one made a great impact, inspiring other college student and youths. Getting the attention of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, one of the most effective civil rights groups, was born in Southern Black colleges. They were powerful beyond their own realization.
January 9, 2014 Mr. McCain Sr, made his transition and today I went to a minority owned restaurant and sat-in, because I could.