How HBCU Students Impacted the Civil Rights Movement

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  • Ruby Doris Smith Robinson
  • Patricia and Priscilla Stephens
  • The Greensboro Four
  • Norman Francis
  • Stokely Carmichael
  • Bernice Johnson Reagon
  • John Lewis
  • Julian Bond
  • A Fight for Equal Rights
  • Thurgood Marshall
  • Ella Baker

The Greensboro Four

In February 1960, Ezell A. Blair Jr., Franklin E. McCain, Joseph A. McNeil and David L. Richmond, students of North Carolina A&T, walked into a Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, and sat at the “whites only” lunch counter. Hundreds of other Black college students joined them in sit-ins across the nation until Woolworth’s desegregated their stores in July 1960. (Photo: The Washington Times /Landov)

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