Greensboro is a city in Guilford County, North Carolina, United States. It is the third most populous city in North Carolina,. The city is located at the intersection of two major interstates (I-85 and I-40) in the Piedmont region of central North Carolina. Our editors will review what you submitted and determine if they should review the article.
On Feb. 1, 1960, four black students from North Carolina A%26T State College sat at a “whites only” counter at Woolworth Restaurant, where they were denied service but remained until closing. This sit-in by the Four A%26T sparked a movement in the city and country, as peaceful demonstrations took place in more than 250 cities across the United States. These actions led to the passage of the civil rights bill of 1960 and represented a significant turning point in U.S.
history. You can visit the birthplace of the movement at the %26 Museum at the International Center for Civil Rights, which features a preserved section of the Woolworth counter along with exhibits showing what life was like for African Americans at the time and the significance of the actions of the Four A%26T.