1. 50 years ago, we were were four Black college students in North Carolina.

2. On February 1, 1960, we sat at a whites-only lunch counter at a Woolworth department store. The waitress refused to serve us.

3. We refused to leave. The next day 27 people sat at the lunch counter without being served.

4. Our protest started “sit-ins” that became a hallmark of the civil rights movement.

Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Courtesy of Greensboro News and Record)
Smithsonian National Museum of American History (Courtesy of Greensboro News and Record)

Answer: The Greensboro Four