Protests and Marches
On February 1st, 1960, four African American males, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, Bill Smith, and Clarence Henderson sat at a "white-only" lunch counter at a local restaurant. These North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College students sparked the non-violent protest against segregation by contacting a news reporter and going to lunch at Woolworths Lunch Counter and kindly requesting service. The students were denied service and asked to leave. The following day, twenty-nine more students sat at the same lunch counter, encouraging both white and African American races to join the peaceful protest. Eventually, 1400 students arrived at the protest and those who did not have seats formed picket lines outside the restaurant. Forty-one African-American students were arrested, but eventually both races joined one another and began to sit and eat together.
Selma to Montegomery Church
State troopers and local policemen resort to physical brutality when the group of marchers refuse to disperse
Crowd of civil rights activists passing through a town on their way to Montgomery, Alabama
Group of marchers led by famous civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr.
March on Washington
Crowd of people who marched to the reflection pool
Group of marchers walking to Washington D.C.
Martin Luther King Jr., delivering his famous "I Had a Dream" speech