The above photo features the plaque in front of the International Civil Rights Museum on South Elm Street, recognizing Greensboro as the "Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement." It also names the four North Carolina A & T State University students who conducted the first lunch counter Sit-In (Franklin McCain, Joseph MaNeil, Ezell Blair, Jr. and David Richmond). In the middle is a quote, "Sometimes taking a stand for what is undeniably right means taking a seat." Such was the work of these four men.
Today, many of us begin a three day weekend. It is a good opportunity to remember the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Greensboro Four; and to remember the importance of respecting the inherent worth and dignity of everyone living in our community. If you can, consider doing some community service. At the very least, we hope you have time to get out and enjoy Greensboro and to meet some new people in the community. Always be prepared to take a seat to take a stand!
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