On February 1, 1960, 18-year-olds Ezell Blair Jr., Franklin McCain, David Richmond, and Joseph McNeil students decided to sit at a white-only lunch counter in WoolWorth's as a protest against the brutal killing of 14 year old Emmet Till
February 4th, 1960
The fourth come back to Woolworth's, bringing the attention of the media, giving the protest mass media coverage.
February 5th, 1960
The 4 scramble to get seats but are greeted by an opposition of whites that taunt them.
February 6th, 1960
Female students from Bennet College as well as three white students from Greensboro Women’s College join in on the protest and
The protest has spread to almost 40 cities and 300 students now gather at WoolWorth's in order to protest against inequality.
1000 protesters fill WoolWorth's as well as other stores around the area. WoolWorth's is forced to close early after a bomb threat.