Greensboro Woolworth counter

The Greensboro Woolworth counter made famous by the 1960 sit-ins kicked off by North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College students Ezell A. Blair Jr (now Jibreel Khazan), Franklin E. McCain, Joseph A. Mc Neil, and David L. Richmond. The counter is on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The stools are on display at the National Museum of African American History Culture and at The Center for Civil and Human Rights there is a simulation of what a sit-in protester would experience.

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 Greensboro Woolworth counter
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Gobetz, Wally. Washington DC - National Museum of American History: Greensboro Lunch Counter. 2009. Digitial Picture. Flickr. (Accessed November 30, 2018)

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