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January 22, 2013

A.M. UPDATE: NSU to have “Greensboro Four Day” on Wednesday

— TAHLEQUAH — Northeastern State University, during a week honoring people who spearheaded equality and reform, will recognize the Greensboro Four who transformed the civil rights movement.

Greensboro Four Day will be observed at 6 p.m. Wednesday with a screening of the documentary “February One” at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the W. Roger Webb Educational Technology Center. Admission is free and open to the public.

“February One” tells the story of four students from the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina who took seats at a Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, N.C., on Feb. 1, 1960, to protest segregation policies.

The four students — David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain and Ezell Blair Jr. (who later changed his name to Jibreel Khazan) — were joined by other African American students in the succeeding days. The sit-in tactic spread elsewhere as a method of nonviolent protest and attracted national media attention, drawing support from President Eisenhower.

Greensboro Four Day is presented by the Division of Student Affairs and the American Democracy Project.

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