Updated: 5/30/2020
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  • February 1st, 1960
  • February 2nd, 1960
  • February 3rd, 1960
  • 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.
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