The Greensboro Four walk out of Woolworth's on the first day of the sit-ins. The four freshmen from North Carolina A&T State University were David Richmond (from left), Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr. (known as Jibreel Khazan) and Joseph McNeil.
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Franklin McCain (left), one of the Greensboro Four, signs his autograph for N.C. A&T sophomores Jasmine Brodie (center), of Bunn, N.C., and her friend, Courtney Whitsett of Raleigh, N.C., after a memorial wreath laying ceremony in front of the February One monument on the N.C. A&T campus in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, February 1, 2012. On February 1, 1960 McCain, David Richmond, Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair Jr.) and Joseph McNeil, all N.C. A&T freshmen at the time, asked to be served at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in downtown Greensboro sparking sit-ins all over the segregated South.
Sit in Memorial
Franklin McCain (second from left), one of the original Greensboro Four, has died in Greensboro. He is pictured here in 2014 at during a memorial wreath laying ceremony in front of the February One monument on the N.C. A&T campus in 2012.
Original Sit-In participants Franklin McCain, David Richmond, Ezell Blair and Joseph McNeil with Sit-In commemorative plaque in front of Woolworth's, February 2, 1990. The Woolworth's is now the International Civi Rights Museum.
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Franklin McCain (left) and Jibreel Khazan (formerly Ezell Blair Jr.) (right) talk before the start of a ceremony honoring the Greensboro Four in front of the February One monument on the N.C. A&T campus in Greensboro, N.C., Tuesday, February 1, 2011. On February 1, 1960 David Richmond, McCain, Khazan and Joseph McNeil, all N.C. A&T freshmen at the time, asked to be served at the F.W. Woolworth lunch counter in downtown Greensboro. Richmond died in 1990.
Franklin McCain, one of the four NC A&T students who started the sit-in at the Woolworth luch counter in Greensboro on February 1, 1960.
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(From left) Franklin McCain, Jesse Jackson, Melvin "Skip" Alston, Kay Hagan, Bev Perdue, Earl Jones, Thomas Perez and Jibreel Khazan cut the ribbon at the opening of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, in Greensboro, N.C., on Monday, February 1, 2010.
Posted: Friday, January 10, 2014 9:59 am
GREENSBORO — Civil rights leader Franklin McCain has died.
McCain was one of four N.C. A&T students who led sit-ins at the Woolworth lunch counter in downtown Greensboro in 1960. The university said McCain died Thursday night at Moses Cone Hospital after a brief illness.
Friday, January 10, 2014 9:59 am.