Greensboro Four http://wunc.org en Triad Update http://wunc.org/post/triad-update-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">Franklin McCain, civil rights activist and one of the Greensboro Four, died this month.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 15:08:09 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29262 at http://wunc.org Triad Update One Of The Greensboro Four Remembered On A&T Campus http://wunc.org/post/one-greensboro-four-remembered-campus <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Civil rights pioneer Franklin McCain will be laid to rest Friday, following an afternoon funeral in Charlotte. Hundreds of people turned out to North Carolina A&amp;T State University Thursday to remember an historic figure. McCain was one the four teenagers who sat down at a segregated lunch counter in Greensboro on February first, 1960. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 02:08:19 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 29072 at http://wunc.org One Of The Greensboro Four Remembered On A&T Campus Three Of The Greensboro Four: In Their Own Words http://wunc.org/post/three-greensboro-four-their-own-words <p></p><p><strong>Background to this first person audio story from reporter Jessica Jones:</strong></p><p>Back in 2010, I was thrilled to cover the opening of Greensboro's International Civil Rights Center and Museum, housed in the old Woolworth's store where the famous sit-in took place that led to the end of desegregation.</p><p>It was exciting for me personally because the assignment allowed me to meet and interview three of the surviving members of the Greensboro Four, the men who as college students showed such incredible courage in integrating the lunch counter.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:40:47 +0000 Jessica Jones 28745 at http://wunc.org Three Of The Greensboro Four: In Their Own Words Franklin McCain Dies - Helped Start Sit-In Movement At Greensboro Lunch Counter http://wunc.org/post/franklin-mccain-dies-helped-start-sit-movement-greensboro-lunch-counter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Civil Rights pioneer has died. Franklin McCain was one of four teenagers who sat down at an all-white lunch counter in Greensboro on February 1, 1960.</span></p><p>"I certainly wasn't afraid. And I wasn't afraid because I was too angry to be afraid. If I were lucky I would be carted off to jail for a long, long time. And if I were not so lucky, then I would be going back to my campus, in a pine box." - Franklin McCain, interview on NPR</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:17:54 +0000 Jeff Tiberii & Carol Jackson 28727 at http://wunc.org Franklin McCain Dies - Helped Start Sit-In Movement At Greensboro Lunch Counter Fifty Years Later, N.C. Sit-In Site Becomes Museum http://wunc.org/post/fifty-years-later-nc-sit-site-becomes-museum Fifty years ago, on Feb. 1, four black college students sat down at a whites-only Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. The "Greensboro Four," along with friends and supporters, returned to the counter every day for six months until the lunch counter was desegregated. <p>Their determination to resist Jim Crow laws inspired thousands of peaceful sit-ins and helped to end official segregation in the South. Mon, 01 Feb 2010 17:05:20 +0000 Jessica Jones & Jessica Jones 28732 at http://wunc.org