Woolworth Lunch Counter Sit-In 50th Anniversary

A town hall meeting commemorated the 50th anniversary of the desegregation sit-in at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. On… read more

A town hall meeting commemorated the 50th anniversary of the desegregation sit-in at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C. On February 1, 1960, four black college students asked for service at the “whites only” lunch counter. When asked to leave they stayed in their seats. This sit-in ignited student involvement in the civil rights movement. The three living members of the Greensboro Four participated in a town hall meeting with middle school and high school students from the District of Columbia area. Mr. Wilson moderated. 

A video clip was shown from the documentary film by Video Dialogue, February One. Excerpts, hosted by Xavier Carnegie, were presented from the museum’s Historic Theatre programs Sing for Freedom and Join the Student Sit Ins.

This “Youth Town Hall with the Greensboro Civil Rights Pioneers: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Woolworth Lunch Counter Student Sit-In” was held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2010, in the National Museum of American History’s Carmichael Auditorium.

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 20, 2010
Last Aired:
Aug 23, 2010

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  • Feb 20, 2010 | 1:33pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 20, 2010 | 7:32pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2010 | 1:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 21, 2010 | 7:30am EST | C-SPAN 3
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  • Aug 23, 2010 | 1:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 23, 2010 | 7:10am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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