Today marks the opening of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, N.C. and the event 50 years ago that inspired it - the day in 1960 when four young black students sat down
at a Woolworth's lunch counter and asked to be served. The first sit-in
by Franklin McCain, Joseph McNeil, Ezell Blair Jr. and David Richmond
sparked sit-ins in 55 cities and a growing revolution that the three
surviving members of the Greensboro 4 still celebrate.
"Segregation was an evil kind of thing that needed attention." - Joseph McNeil.