The International Civil Rights Center & Museum will pay homage to the N.C. A&T freshmen who refused to leave the whites-only lunch counter and helped inspire a national sit-in movement.
The museum opened Feb. 1, 2010, on the 50th anniversary of the lunch counter sit-ins.
More information about the museum is online at www.sitinmovement.org
For coverage of the museum opening and more articles about the 50th anniversary of the sit-ins, visit www.news-record.com/news/museum
Essays from the News & Record's special section on Jan. 29, 2010:
President Barack Obama: Greensboro sit-ins left mark on nation
Amelia Parker: We celebrate the spirit to take action
Rep. Earl Jones and Melvin “Skip” Alston: A sacred site preserved for generations
William H. Chafe: Sit-ins: A turning point for America
Harold L. Martin Sr.: Sit-in leaders’ spirit thrives at university
Ferrel Guillory: Sit-ins demonstrate we are all powerful