Today is a very important day: February One, the day the Sit-Ins were held in Greensboro in 1960. David Richmond, Franklin McCain, Jr., Ezell Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), and Joseph McNeil headed over to the Woolworth's lunch counter on Elm Street and sat and waited to purchase a cup of coffee. They were trying to get not only a cup of coffee but also some long-overdue equality. On this day in 2010, our city came together for the opening of the International Civil Rights Museum.
Today we feature the base of the February One statue on the campus of North Carolina A&T University. Previously, we have featured the front of the statue in all of its glory (here and back, here). This photo makes the already tall monument appear even taller. Recently many local high school students wrote essays about that they would sit in for. That is a great topic to contemplate. As we all remember this important day in the history of Civil Rights, let us ponder, just what would we be willing to sit in for?